This i3 programĀ "provides funding to support (1) local educational agencies (LEAs), and (2) nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools. The i3 program is designed to generate and validate solutions to persistent educational challenges and to support the expansion of effective solutions across the country to serve substantially larger numbers of students."

The required pre-application is "intended to reduce the burden of submitting a full i3 application. Pre-applications will be reviewed and scored by peer reviewers" andĀ "entities that submit a highly rated pre-application will be invited to submit a full i3 application; other pre-applicants may choose to do so."

There is a cost sharing or matching requirement.