Open Funding Competitions


Open Competitions:

FY 2014 i3 Development Competition

In the Federal Register on March 14, 2014, the Department of Education opened the competition for the i3 (Investing in Innovation) Development grant pre-application. Pre-application due April 9, 2014. Applicants with highest evaluation ratings will be asked to submit full applications. More information about prior competitions and resources can be found here.

Soon to be Announced Competitions:

New GEAR UP competition expected in Spring 2014. According to the President's FY14 budget request, the U.S. Department of Education is planning to announce a GEAR UP competition in FY14. The grant competition is expected to be announced in the Spring.  More information on GEAR UP grant guidelines, past awards, and how AVID aligns with GEAR UP can be found here.

Future Competitions:

  1. Check U.S. Department of Education Grant Forecast
  2. Check your Department of Education State Contacts for current opportunities in your state
  3. Review websites of local foundations and corporations for due dates and new initiatives

Your school district grant writer and postsecondary development department will most likely receive notifications of pending and current funding opportunities. Check with your contact regularly to keep them current about AVID at your campus or district and to learn about these opportunities for continued funding. Come back and visit this web page as it is updated frequently.