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2022-23 Title I School Improvement Grant 1003 High School Redesign (HSR) Grant

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document

Project Purpose

For the 2022-23 school year, the New York State Education Department (NYSED or “the Department”) is providing Target Districts with non-Receivership CSI schools the opportunity to receive Office of Accountability Field Support Services team support through participation in the School Improvement Grant 1003 High School Redesign program.

Title I School Improvement Grant 1003 High School Redesign grant funds will be provided to support this program. These funds will be separate from the Title I School Improvement Grant 1003 BASIC funds that districts are currently using to advance their improvement initiatives.


Target Districts with at least one non-Receivership CSI school that serves students in grade 12 AND participated in the High School Redesign or EPL/High School Redesign model in 2021-22 are eligible to submit an application for the 2022-23 SIG High School Redesign grant.


The Department will provide $225,000 in funding to support allowable activities associated with the High School Redesign program.

Allowable Use of Funds

The funds must be used to advance High School Redesign activities at eligible participating schools by either supporting the participation expenses OR supporting High School Redesign Plan (HSRP) Priorities aligned to one or more of the following High School Redesign Levers:

HSR Lever 1: Students at the Center
HSR Lever 2: Post-Secondary Pathways
HSR Lever 3: Teaching and Learning
HSR Lever 4: Organizing Adults

High School Redesign Teams will work with their District to complete a School Spending Plan for each eligible school as part of a single LEA application.  Districts should ensure that the submitted school spending plans align with the High School Redesign Priorities identified in the school HSRPs.

As part of the application review, NYSED will be looking for alignment between HSRPs,  Spending Plans, and the FS-10 budget costs.

Please refer to Attachment B for examples of potential SIG High School Redesign Expenses.

Due to the size of these grants, the Department will support districts that choose to pay for staff positions with these funds, provided the staff positions directly support established HSRP Priorities.  Any staff position funded through this program must comply with federal “supplement, not supplant” guidelines and may not be used to fund core instructional positions.  The Department envisions providing similar levels of funding in subsequent years. This approach will allow participating districts to establish staff positions that can be supported as long as the district has eligible schools participating in the support.

Please refer to Attachment A for an example of how to complete the application.

Project Period

September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023

Application Deadline

Applications, including the corresponding School Spending Plans, will be accepted upon release of the application.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on or before September 1, 2022. LEAs are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible to expedite the review and approval process.

Submission Instructions

To receive SIG High School Redesign funding, eligible Districts must have completed and submitted a 2022-23 HSRP and should submit one signed original and two copies of:

  1. the Application Cover Page
  2. a School Spending Plan for each participating school
  3. the District’s FS-10 budget form

Districts are required to send the signed original and two hard copies to the address below:

NYS Education Department - Office of Accountability
Attn: 2020-21 Title I SIG 1003 – High School Redesign
89 Washington Avenue – Room 320 EB
Albany, New York 12234

In addition, eligible Districts must submit one electronic copy of each of the items listed above to Laura Tedesco at laura.tedesco@nysed.gov and SIGA@nysed.gov.

For additional information or assistance please contact: fieldsupport@nysed.gov.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document

Last Updated: June 27, 2022