(a) An application for a grant for the
improvement of school performance must be made on a form prescribed by and
available from the department. The application must be signed by the applicant
and the superintendent of the district through whom the application is made. If
the applicant is an organization, the application must be signed by a
responsible individual or officer designated by the organization.
(b) An application form for a grant for the
improvement of school performance will be available from the department no
later than 10 working days after the date that funds for a grant are available
to the department. An application must be completed and postmarked or received
by the department no later than 60 days after the date on which the application
form was available from the department in order to be considered a timely
application by the department.
In the grant
application form, the applicant for a grant under
must explain, in writing,
(1) how the proposed project will contribute
to the improvement of school performance;
(2) how for evaluation purposes the proposed
project's effect on school performance will be demonstrated or measured;
(3) how the project or parts of
the project can be used by other districts, individuals, or organizations in
the state to improve school performance.
The subjects set out in
are school performance priority areas. The
review committee shall give special consideration to proposed projects that are
designed to improve school performance in the priority area.