Education Innovation & Research (EIR)

Education Innovation & Research (EIR)

Education, Innovation, and Research (EIR) is a 5-year grant funded by the US Department of Education that provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students and rigorously evaluate such innovations. The EIR program generates and validates solutions to persistent educational challenges and supports the expansion of effective solutions to serve substantially larger numbers of students. The precursor to EIR was the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant.


TEG’s Experience with EIR and i3:

  • 2020 Missouri State University, MO
  • 2020 Charleston County School District, SC
  • 2019 Iredell-Statesville Schools, NC
  • 2019 Winchester Public Schools, VA
  • 2017 United Way of Massachusetts Bay, MA
  • 2016 Cabarrus County Schools, NC
  • 2015 Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, TN
  • 2015 Take Stock in Children, FL
  • 2013 Montgomery County Schools, NC
  • 2012 Carroll County Schools, GA
  • 2012 Cabarrus County Schools, GA
  • 2012 United Way of Greater Atlanta, GA
  • 2010 Take Stock in Children, FL
  • 2010 Iredell-Statesville Schools, NC


Another innovation program is the 3-year Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant funded by the US Department of Education that promotes innovative literacy programs that support the development of literacy skills in low-income urban and rural communities.


TEG’s Experience with IAL:

  • 2019 Benton County Schools, TN
  • 2018 Jasper County Charter School, GA
  • 2018 Lawrence County Schools, TN
  • 2018 Montgomery County Schools, NC
  • 2018 Scotland County Schools, NC