In 2017, the Utah State Legislature passed House Bill 43, the American Indian and Alaskan Native State Education Amendments (sponsored by Senator Michael Noel), which received and appropriation of $250,000 for the next four years to create a pilot program to fund stipends, recruitment, and retention of teachers who teach in American Indian and Alaskan Native concentrated schools.
In 2016, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 14, the American Indian and Alaskan Native Education Amendments (sponsored by Senator Kevin Van Tassell), which received an appropriation of $250,000 for the next five years to create a pilot program to fund stipends, recruitment, and retention of teachers who teach in American Indian and Alaskan Native concentrated schools.
In 2014, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 43, the IGPI in Public Schools bill (sponsored by Senator Reid), which received an annual appropriation of $1,000,000 for afterschool programming. Administered through the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), individual grants were made available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for new or existing afterschool programs that provided targeted services for students affected by intergenerational poverty. Through a competitive application process, six LEAs were awarded grants ranging from approximately $34,000 to $303,000.
The six LEAs that received this funding include:
IGPI Afterschool Program Evaluations (2015-2016)
IGPI Initiative Highlights: Annual Reports
Department of Workforce Services
2016 Utah Senate Bill 67: Partnerships for Student Success
Utah State Legislature
2016 Timeline and Resources (Summer/Fall)
RFP Responses from School Turnaround Experts:
Title 53A-1-1201 School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act
Utah State Legislature
Rule R277-920 Implementation of the School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act
Utah Office of Administrative Rules
The UCA is the Utah State Board of Education’s (USBEs) Grants Management System. Utah’s goal is to provide transparent awarding to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) of some state and federal grants; aligned with LEA’s educational plans, made available to public access. This system provides a simplified LEA planning process that encourages stakeholder participation; grant application and awards; as well as reimbursement request processing. To have these tools available in one place reduces burden on both the local and state levels.
If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Smith, UCA Help Desk Office Specialist at (801) 538-7744.