Per the previous post, I’m really curious about who, of the organizations that applied for but did not win i3 grants last year, is going to take another shot this year. Due to the very high number of applicants last year, there were a number of really excellent applications that did not get funded*, and I think a fair amount of surprise and disappointment in some circles that the Department chose to hold a new competition this year, rather than “fund down the slate” of last year’s almost-winners.
So here’s a question for readers: If you/your organization was involved in an i3 grant application last year, are you planning to apply again this year? Why or why not? Would really love to get perspective on this from as many folks as possible. Feel free to answer in the comments (which you can do anonymously), on twitter (info to the top right of this page), or my Bellwether Education Partners e-mail, which is my first name AT bellwethereducation.org.
*not even counting those I was involved with!
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