What is the National Race to the Top Grant?
 
 
Race to the Top is a national, competitive education grant program with $3.4 billion available for Phase 2 grants to states. States are eligible to apply for funds to help local school districts improve: (1) college and career-ready academic standards, (2) data systems for tracking progress and improving instruction, (3) teacher and principal effectiveness, and (4) performance among the lowest-performing schools.