Federal Grants

ERDC received and is currently completing work on the following grants:

2019 Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant

The U.S. Department of Education awarded approximately $105 million to 28 states, including Washington. Applicants were able to apply for funds to carry out projects to address one of three priorities: 1) Infrastructure; 2) Education Choice; and 3) Equity. The ERDC received funding under the Equity Priority of the 2019 SLDS Grant. The ERDC proposed a variety of analysis and research activities focused on equity in five areas:
  1. Education paths for special student populations
  2. Student learning and outcomes 
  3. Equitable access to effective educators
  4. Utilization of social and health services by student populations
  5. School discipline, absence, and juvenile justice involvement.

About Washington’s 2019 SLDS Project


2015 Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded approximately $27 million in grants through the sixth round of funding under the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems grant program. Sixteen states received funding to carry out projects to address up to two of six priorities focusing on data use:

  1. Financial Equity and Return on Investment (ROI)
  2. Educator Talent Management
  3. Early Learning
  4. College and Career
  5. Evaluation and Research
  6. Instructional Support

This grant opportunity is a sister initiative to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Data Quality Initiative grants for expanding education databases to include workforce data.

About Washington’s 2015 SLDS Project

Washington’s Application

2015 SLDS Grant Proposal Deliverables

Final reports and grant deliverables are available on our Publications page.