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News Brief

Monday, October 05, 2015

SLDS Grant Program Awards 16 States $108M Over Four Years

Last month the following states were awarded funds via the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Grant Program:

  • American Samoa
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania 
  • Tennessee
  • Texas 
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin 

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) administers the program and asked applicants to focus on two of six priorities centered on data use: 1) Financial Equity and Return on Investment (ROI), 2) Educator Talent Management, 3) Early Learning, 4) College and Career, 5) Evaluation and Research, and 6) Instructional Support.

NCES reviewed 43 applications. The 16 awardees include all six data use priority areas, and use nearly all of $108 million expected over 4 years to support the full costs of the grants. Approximately $27 million was available for use in FY 2015. The full press release is available here