Funding

Our school partnership experts help schools understand and navigate funding resource channels to optimize their services and allocation. We’ll customize a solution tailored to your district and school goals, timeline, and budget. Our programs assist district leaders to remain compliant with federal government requirements.

Cares Act
IDEA
Title I
Title II
Title III
Title IV
State Funding
Other Funding

CARES Act

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act established the Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) to provide economic relief to K–12 and higher education institutions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the ESF, Governor’s Education Emergency Relief (GEER) and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds are available to K-12 schools.

How Can Funds Be Used?

Some of the categories of allowable expenditures include:

ESSER: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief

  • Any activity authorized by ESEA/ESSA or IDEA
  • Activities to address the unique needs of low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and foster care youth
  • Mental health services and support
  • Activities related to summer learning and supplemental afterschool programs, including classroom instruction or online learning during the summer months
  • Other activities necessary to maintain the operation of and continuity of services in LEAs and continuing to employ existing staff of the LEA

GEER: Governor’s Emergency Education Relief

  • Emergency support for the most significantly impacted LEAs (which trigger equitable services)
  • Any other education-related entity deemed by the Governor as essential for carrying out emergency educational services, including PreK, social and emotional support, and protection of jobs

Key Considerations:

  • Services can be offered to all students, families, and/or school staff.
    • Residence, income, and Title I achievement requirements do not apply
  • Services can be provided remotely or in person
  • Services can be provided in regular classes and classrooms
    • Co-teaching is allowed
    • There is not a need to have a separate identified “Title I space” available
  • There is NO requirement that services supplement and not supplant
  • LEAs receiving CARES Act funds are required to offer consultation to all private schools within its boundaries

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is both a civil rights statute and a federal education program. The overall goal is to ensure that students with disabilities are provided the same opportunity for education as those students who do not have a disability.

Title I

Improving the Academic Achievement of Struggling Learners

Title I gives all children the opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, high-quality education, including effective, supplemental instruction for eligible students, professional development for their teachers, and parent and family engagement activities. Under ESSA, Title I services now include mentoring, STEM, and one-on-one tutoring. These services can be provided individually or in combination.

Title II

Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers, Principals or Other School Leaders

Title II is intended to increase student academic achievement through supporting programs which improve teacher and principal quality and increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools.

Title III

Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers, Principals or Other School Leaders

The purpose of title III is to ensure that English Learners (ELs) attain English proficiency, including instruction specifically for ELs and recent immigrants, support for thier teachers and other educational personnel, family engagement activities and the purchase of materials to support EL instruction and programs for immigrant children and youth.

Title IV

21st Century Schools

Title IV provides student support, academic enrichment grants and 21st Century Learning Community Centers. Title IV-A can be allocated towards projects developing well-rounded education, safe and healthy schools, and effective use of technology. Click here to learn more about Title IV-A.

State Funding

State Level Funding

States provide grants to achieve statewide educational goals and initiatives. Catapult Learning programs help states support the learning needs of a diverse student community.

Other Funding Sources

Private, district, and other agency funds

Private, district, and other agency funds are dedicated towards improving learning opportunities to students. We have extensive experience collaborating with educational partners with inclusion in grant submissions to achieve educational goals and objectives.

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