Federal Sources

Published August 30, 2017
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These are formula grants for adult and secondary education and English as a second language. Find the most up-to-date information with the Federal Grant Forecast.

Charter Schools

The program provides funding for purchasing equipment, supplies, or any educational materials.

Education Technology State Grant

This program aims “to improve student achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools” and “[help] all students become technologically literate by the end of eighth grade.”

Gifted and Talented Students

The purpose is to help “students traditionally underrepresented in gifted and talented programs, particularly economically disadvantaged, limited English proficient (LEP), and disabled students.”

Innovative Education State Grants

This is a formula grant under Title V that stimulates educational innovation by encouraging broad-based reform efforts. The funds may be used for technology, professional development software, or curricular materials.

Magnet Schools

These are competitive funds to enhance curriculum and attract racially diverse student populations.

Mathematics and Science Partnerships

This program “supports projects to improve math and science education through partnerships.” Funds may be used for professional development, summer workshops, and distance learning programs.

National Science Foundation

NSF promotes and advances scientific programs in the United States and provides grants for science, math, and engineering research in education.

Perkins Career and Technical Education Act

Funds may be used for vocational and technology education activities plus professional development opportunities for teachers and counselors.

Small, Rural School Achievement Program

This program “provide[s] rural LEAs with financial assistance to fund initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement.”

Title I

The largest of the elementary- and secondary-education programs, this program requires states to develop standards in reading and math and assessments linked to those standards for students. The program is also structured to assist high-poverty schools in giving their students an equal opportunity to meet state standards.

21st Century Community Learning Centers

This program provides money for before- and after-school sessions. Funds may be used for expanding learning activities or any area of enrichment.

“We need to make learning more exciting. And any time you can have a hands-on environment you will get better results. I’ve been in a lot of our schools to see it, and the kids are actually excited to be there. You go into somebody’s math or science class and they might not be as engaged.”

– James Tager, Deputy Superintendent for Instructional Services, Volusia County, FL

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