F. Optional Budget Supplement
An eligible applicant may apply for additional funding (beyond the applicable maximum level provided in the table below (under Program Requirements) and up to a maximum of $ 2 million) to address a specific area that is supplemental to the applicant's plan for addressing Absolute Priority 1. Applications for this funding will be judged on the extent to which the applicant has a clear, discrete, and innovative solution that can be replicated in schools across the nation. In determining the extent to which the request for an optional budget supplement addresses this goal, the Department will consider
The rationale for the specific area or population that the applicant will address (e.g., data systems, predictive algorithms, content tagging schemes, new curriculum and online supports for students re-entering school from the juvenile justice system, or a credit recovery program design to support newly entering English learners into secondary school) and the quality and feasibility of the proposal for addressing that area;
How the activities the applicant would carry out relevant to this specific area or population would clearly be co-developed and shared across two or more LEAs (participating or non-participating); and
The likelihood that the proposed budget supplement (up to $2 million) is adequate to support the development and implementation of activities that meet the requirements of this document, including the reasonableness of the costs in relation to the objectives, design, and significance of the proposed activities project and the number of students to be served.