Event Aims to Leverage 'i3' Competition Momentum
Aspen Institute Seizing Momentum From Innovation-Grant Competition
Dozens of nonprofit organizations that narrowly missed out on a slice of the $650 million Investing in Innovation grant program may get a new shot at private funding, thanks in part to an event being organized this week by the Aspen Institute in Washington.
The event is seeking, in part, to continue the momentum that was spurred by the i3 program, which was created in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal economic-stimulus program.
The competition, intended to help districts and nonprofit groups scale up promising practices, attracted 1,698 applications. Just 49 winners were awarded...
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