Innovation Fund

About the Innovation Fund

Innovation Fund
Georgia's 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 to enable Georgia educators to improve student performance.

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  Download this pdf file. 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 appropriated state funding in Fiscal Years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.  With this funding, GOSA administers grants to organizations focused on planning, implementing or scaling programs aligned with the Innovation Fund’s priority areas.

2018 Innovation Fund Annual Report

Download this pdf file. Click here to read the 2018 Innovation Fund Annual Report. 

For questions regarding the D3 Grants and Accelerator Grants, contact Kimberly Turner.

 For questions regarding the Implementation & Scaling grants, contact Jaclyn Colona.