The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) within the Department of Education (ED) issued a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the Education, Innovation, and Research (EIR) program’s FY 2023 competitions. The EIR program supports efforts to create, implement, and evaluate innovative, evidence-based solutions to academic challenges facing high-need students. The EIR program has three tracks: Early-Phase, Mid-Phase, and Expansion. The EIR program received a large 21 percent boost in funding in the fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget and the Department has indicated strong interest in directing funding focused on social and emotional learning, as well as STEM education and computer science. For this competition, ED estimates having approximately $273 million to split amongst the three phases. Higher education institutions may apply as part of a consortium led by a state education agency (SEA), local education agency (LEA), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), or as a non-profit organization recognized under 34 CFR 75.71.
ED will host a pre-application webinar on June 1, 2023 at 2 PM ET. Webinar details and additional resource material can be found here.