Deal Announces 2014 Innovation Fund Award Winners

December 15, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced 18 Innovation Fund grant award winners.  The Innovation Fund is a competitive grant program that supports local education authorities, schools, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations in planning, implementing and scaling innovative programs.  

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. Most of these grantees continue to receive grant funds through June 30, 2015. The Governor's Office of Student Achievement continues to monitor their progress and provide support where needed.
The 18 grants awarded in 2014 focused on planning, implementing or scaling programs aligned with the following priority areas: applied learning with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, development and replication of blended learning school models, and teacher and leader induction and development.

Click here to view a list of the winning grant proposals.

Click here for more information on the Innovation Fund.