The Governor's Expanding Excellence Competitive (Mentoring) Grant is available to any local educational agency with a school scoring 90 or above on the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile (SPP), based upon the 2012-2013 score. This competitive grant program is designed to create a culture of innovation and achievement in Pennsylvania’s schools by recognizing high performance, providing funding to sustain and further improve performance, and providing an opportunity for high achieving schools to collaborate, mentor, and share best practices. Districts with schools that have SPP scores of 79 or lower may participate as grant mentees. Mentees must collaborate with the selected mentor school to gain the knowledge and insight necessary to implement the initiative. If selected as a grant mentee, the district will receive a $10,000 grant award to assist in replicating the research based strategy designed to improve a designated SPP indicator. Click here to access the guidelines and contact information for applying. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2014.