INNOVATION AWARDS

Supporting student success in the bi-county region of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

GIA has distributed nearly 2-million dollars in Innovation Award funding since 2017. Innovation Awards are two-year $150,000 awards provided to organizations with plans to support and facilitate student success in the Inland Empire. Awards will support initiatives designed to make progress in achieving one or more of GIA’s regional goals. All awardees are required to have partnerships to implement the proposed activities as well as a scalability plan to share the success with the region. We are particularly focused on cross-sector collaborative efforts – projects that involve more than one educational segment (K-12, community college, four-year college/university) and more than one sector (education, business, civic, nonprofit, etc.) to improve outcomes for students. The next request for proposals will take place in February, 2022.