Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) Cycle II Grants — Application Opens October 23, 2023

Date:  September 28, 2023
Subject: Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) Cycle II Grants- Application Opens October 23, 2023
Category: Informational Update
Next Steps:  Share with appropriate staff


What is LASO Cycle II?

The Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) Cycle II is the next iteration of a consolidated grant application that strategically batches funding opportunities that support learning acceleration and innovation opportunities. 

What are the Grant and Funding Opportunities
Available in LASO Cycle II? 

The LASO Cycle II anticipates offering approximately $190,000,000 in funding supports, and services featuring 10 different program grant opportunities to apply for, via a single program application. Below are the details: 

Learning Acceleration Strategy Grant Name Estimated Funding Grant Type Estimated Range of Award Estimated Awards
Instructional Materials Strong Foundations Planning (SFP) $20.8 Million Direct Grant $140K to $400K 70-110 LEAs
Instructional Materials Strong Foundations Implementation (SFI) $111.2 Million Direct Grant $25K to $5M+ 75-150 LEAs
Instructional Materials Technology Lending Grant (TLG) $5 Million Direct Grant Up to $225K 50-100 LEAs
Instructional Materials Blended Learning Grant (BLG) $5.49 Million Direct Grant Planning — $110K-$400K
Strategic Operations — $190K- $500K

10 LEAs
12 LEAs

Instructional Materials Math Supplemental Curriculum (MSC)  $25 Million In-Kind Supports No Direct Funding
(In-Kind only) 
250+ LEAs
Instructional Materials Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles (CSP) $1.2 Million Direct Grant Up to $100K Up to 30 LEAs
Innovative School Models Early College High School (ECHS)  $1 Million Direct Grant Up to $100K 10 LEAs
Innovative School Models Pathways in Technology ECHS (P-Tech) $1 Million Direct Grant Up to $100K 10 LEAs
Innovative School Models

School Action Fund (SAF)

  • including ADSY 210 Day School Year Redesign Cohort
$7.9 Million- Direct
$2.6 Million- in Kind

Direct Grant
In-Kind supports 

(per Campus)

36 Campuses
More Time ADSY Summer Learning Accelerator $9 Million  Direct Grant Up to $25K-$400K 25-35 LEAs

Note: Grants and other details noted above may be subject to change 

What are the Key Dates and Next Steps to Consider? 

  • The grant application opens on October 23, 2023, and closes December 7, 2023, at 5:00 pm CT. 
  • In the meantime, if your school system is interested in applying, you can utilize the following resources: 
    • Visit the LASO website to familiarize yourself with preliminary grant information and start key strategic conversations with your internal teams.​ 
    • Communicate and share the information with your internal teams to support decision making.​ 
    • Register for our upcoming informational webinars. Two general webinars will take place on October 18th and 19th, while program specific webinars are scheduled between October 26th and November 3rd. Registration links will soon be available on the LASO website.