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Innovation Fund

About the Innovation Fund


The Georgia Innovation Fund is committed to dramatically advancing student academic achievement throughout Georgia. 

We accomplish this goal by investing in public education entities that aggressively develop and scale programs that enable Georgia educators to improve student performance and to tackle our state’s most significant challenges in education.

The Innovation Fund began as a $19.4 million fund under Georgia’s Race to the Top plan.  During Race to the Top, the Innovation Fund provided 23 grants to programs focused on providing applied learning opportunities, creating teacher and leader induction programs, growing the teacher and leader pipeline, or developing or expanding charter schools. 

To continue the Innovation Fund’s Work beyond Race to the Top, Governor Deal has appropriated state funding in Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016. With this funding, GOSA administers grants to organizations focused on planning, implementing or scaling programs aligned with the Innovation Fund’s priority areas.

Fiscal Year 2016 Grant Award Winners

On October 5, 2015, Gov. Deal announced the Fiscal Year 2016 Innovation Fund grant award winners. Click here to view a list of the winning grant proposals.

Innovation Fund 2015 Annual Report

In February 2015, GOSA released the 2015 Innovation Fund Annual Report.  Click here to view the report.