Education Innovation and Research
CFDA Number: 84.411A (Expansion grants);
84.411B (Mid-phase grants);
84.411C (Early-phase grants)
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also known as: Education Innovation and Research (EIR)
On February 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register, three notices inviting applications for the Education Innovation and Research Program’s Early-phase, Mid-phase, and Expansion competitions.
The Administration has received funding for the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program for FY 2019. For more details on how to apply to be an FY 2019 EIR peer reviewer, please review the following document: MS Word.
The Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program, established under section 4611 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students; and rigorously evaluate such innovations. The EIR program is designed to generate and validate solutions to persistent educational challenges and to support the expansion of effective solutions to serve substantially larger numbers of students.
There are three types of grants under this program: “Early-phase” grants, “Mid-phase” grants, and “Expansion” grants. These grants differ in terms of the level of prior evidence of effectiveness required for consideration for funding, the expectations regarding the kind of evidence and information funded projects should produce, the level of scale funded projects should reach, and, consequently, the amount of funding available to support each type of project.