District Grant Alert

Deadline Looms for 'Intent to Apply' Letters for Millions in Federal Grants

The deadline for two major federal grants is upon us. The "intent to apply" letter for the $15 million Magnet Schools Assistance Program Competition grant program is today, Jan. 9. (The letter is optional but recommended.) The final deadline for the full application is April 11. Up to 30 awards of up to $15 million apiece are expected to be granted.

In just four days (Jan. 13), the "intent to apply" letter for the federal Opening Doors, Expanding Opportunities grant program will be due. All districts that have at least one school eligible for School Improvement Grants are eligible to apply for Opening Doors, Expanding Opportunities. Up to 20 grants of up to $1.5 million apiece will be awarded. The "intent to apply" letter is optional but recommended. The deadline for applications is Feb. 13.

More details on both federal grants can be found at thejournal.com.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director, education for 1105 Media's Public Sector Media Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal. A 22-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).


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