Published August 30, 2017
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.
In March, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law to provide flexible funding to K-12 schools as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following grant programs were created through this act.
The program provides funding for purchasing equipment, supplies, or any educational materials.
The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program provides for flexibility, enabling districts and schools to tailor grant requests based on the needs of their unique student populations. A portion of the SSAE funds must go toward technology that helps improve students’ digital literacy
The purpose is to help “students traditionally underrepresented in gifted and talented programs, particularly economically disadvantaged, limited English proficient (LEP), and disabled students.”
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.
These are competitive funds to enhance curriculum and attract racially diverse student populations.
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.
NSF promotes and advances scientific programs in the United States and provides grants for science, math, and engineering research in education.
Funds may be used for vocational and technology education activities plus professional development opportunities for teachers and counselors.
This program “provide[s] rural LEAs with financial assistance to fund initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement.”
This program seeks “to improve student’s academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies, schools and local communities to: (1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; (2) improve school conditions for student learning; and (3) improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy for all students.”
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.
This program provides money for before- and after-school sessions. Funds may be used for expanding learning activities or any area of enrichment.