1,700 applications submitted for U.S. DOE i3 competition

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) received nearly 1,700 applications for the i3 competition. They will announce the names of the highest-rated applicants on August 5, 2010. At that time, they will post a press release on the Department's Web site, as well as share further guidance on the required 20 percent private-sector match. In accordance with the Department's ongoing commitment to transparency, the peer reviewers' comments and scores for all highest-rated applications will also be posted on the i3 Web site on August 5, 2010. In addition, they will simultaneously post the project narratives for all of the highest-rated Scale-Up applications.