Related State Initiatives

American Indian/Alaskan Native Education Amendments

State Education Amendment

In 2017, the Utah State Legislature passed House Bill (H.B.) 43: American Indian and Alaskan Native Education Amendments (sponsored by Senator Michael Noel), which received and appropriation of $250,000 for the next four years to create a pilot program to fund stipends, recruitment, and retention of teachers who teach in American Indian and Alaskan Native concentrated schools.

State Plan Pilot Program

In 2016, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill (S.B.) 14: American Indian and Alaskan Native Amendments, the American Indian and Alaskan Native Education Amendments (sponsored by Senator Kevin Van Tassell), which received an appropriation of $250,000 for the next five years to create a pilot program to fund stipends, recruitment, and retention of teachers who teach in American Indian and Alaskan Native concentrated schools.

Contacts

Dr. Harold (Chuck) Foster
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7838 | E-mail

Daphne Prince
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7803 | E-mail

Intergenerational Poverty Interventions (IGPI) Grant

In 2014, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill (S.B.) 43: Intergenerational Poverty Interventions in Public Schools (sponsored by Senator Reid), which received an annual appropriation of $1,000,000 for afterschool programming. Administered through the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), individual grants were made available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for new or existing afterschool programs that provided targeted services for students affected by intergenerational poverty. Through a competitive application process, six LEAs were awarded grants ranging from approximately $34,000 to $303,000.

The six LEAs that received this funding include:

  • American Preparatory Academy
  • Gateway Preparatory Academy
  • Grand School District
  • Granite School District
  • Ogden School District
  • Provo School District

Resources 

IGPI Afterschool Year 2 Evaluations at a Glance: January 2017

IGPI Afterschool Grant Program Evaluation Year 2: 2015-2016

IGPI Afterschool Evaluation Year 1 Fast Facts: November 2015

IGPI Afterschool Program Evaluation for Grantees Year 1: 2014-2015

Utah’s Intergenerational Poverty (IGP) Initiative
Department of Workforce Services

Contacts

Kamille Sheikh
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7825 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail

Partnership for Student Success Grant

Application

Partnerships for Student Success: Grant Application

Senate Bill 67: Partnerships for Student Success: Summer/Fall 2016 Timeline and Resources

Legislation

Senate Bill (S.B.) 67: Partnerships for Student Success 
Utah State Legislature

Contacts

Robert Palmer
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7629 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail

School Turnaround Grant

Senate Bill 234, the School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act

In 2017, the Utah State Legislature amended Senate Bill (S.B.) 234: School Turnaround Amendments (sponsored by Senator Ann Millner), implementing key changes to the previous Bill. The amended Bill identifies low performing schools as being in the bottom 3% of schools statewide for two consecutive years. The Bill provides for a third party to conduct a school needs assessment and root cause analysis in the identified schools. Funding is awarded directly to the identified Local Education Agency (LEA) to contract with a Utah State Board of Education (USBE)-approved turnaround expert to develop and implement a school turnaround plan based on the results of the needs assessment and root cause.

School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Suggested Request for Proposal (RFP) Format for Secondary Evaluation for Low Performing School Boards for Independent School Turnaround Experts

Senate Bill 235, the School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act

In 2015, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 235 the Education Modifications Amendments (sponsored by Senator Wayne L. Neiderhauser), which received an ongoing appropriation of $7,000,000 and a onetime appropriation of $1,000,000 to take certain actions to turn around a low performing district or charter school. This includes funding for the School Leadership Development Program as well as the School Recognition and Reward Program under Section 53A-1-1208.

RFP Independent School Turnaround Experts Solicitation #CH16006

RFP Responses from School Turnaround Experts:

Legislative

R277-920: School Improvement, Implementation of the School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Utah State Legislature:

Contacts

Max Lang
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7725 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Leslie Evans
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7851 | E-mail

Utah Consolidated Application (UCA)

Grant Management System

The Utah Consolidated Application (UCA) is the Utah State Board of Education’s (USBEs) Grants Management System. Utah’s goal is to provide transparent awarding to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) of some state and federal grants; aligned with LEA’s educational plans, made available to public access. This system provides a simplified LEA planning process that encourages stakeholder participation; grant application and awards; as well as reimbursement request processing. To have these tools available in one place reduces burden on both the local and state levels.

Contact

Kellie Smith
Help Desk Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7744 | E-mail