On Going Federal Funding and Grants

Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs

Title I funds are available for programs that help all children receive a fair chance to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on state assessments.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg2.html
  • Research-based instructional practices
  • Improved math content knowledge
  • Instruction using the process standards
  • Formative assessment

School Improvement: Section 1003 (g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Also known as the School Improvement Fund, this act authorizes funds to help SEAs and LEAs address the needs of schools in improvement, corrective action, and restructuring in order to improve student achievement.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/schoolimprovementguid.pdf
  • Coaching
  • Differentiation
  • Intervention
  • Supporting English language learners
  • Addressing state standards

Title II, Part A: Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund

This grant can be used for a variety of purposes, including professional development for teachers and principals.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg20.html
  • Support for new teachers
  • Implementation help for your curriculum
  • Courses and resources for learning communities
  • Leadership for instructional improvement

Title II, Part B: Mathematics and Science Partnerships

Funding is available to help states, districts, and schools form partnerships to improve student performance in mathematics through professional development services and resources.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg26.html
  • Research-based instructional practices
  • Improved math content knowledge
  • Instruction using the process standards

Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

This program assists school districts in teaching English to limited English proficient students and in helping these students meet the same challenging state standards required of all students.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg42.html
  • Supporting English language learners
  • Instruction using the process standards

Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers

These grants provide funding to high-poverty or low-performing schools for summer and before- and after-school programs. Funding is also available for tutorial services and academic-enrichment activities in mathematics.

http://www.ed.gov/programs/21stcclc/index.html
  • Research-based instructional practices

Title VI, Part A: Flexibility and Accountability—Improving Academic Achievement

Title VI funds can be used to strengthen the capacity of local educational agencies and schools to provide all students the opportunity to increase educational achievement, including by carrying out professional development activities aligned with state student academic achievement standards and assessments.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg87.html
  • Support for new teachers
  • Implementation help for your curriculum
  • Courses and resources for learning communities
  • Leadership for instructional improvement
  • Improved math content knowledge

Title VII: Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education

This program provides funds to ensure that programs that serve Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native children are of the highest quality.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg98.html
  • Research-based instructional practices
  • Improved math content knowledge

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

This act provides funds to ensure an appropriate education that emphasizes special education and related services to children with unique needs.

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/
  • Differentiation
  • Intervention
  • English language learners
  • Leadership for instructional improvement
  • Formative assessment

State, Local, and Foundation Grants

Many funding sources are funneled through state departments of education. Log on to your state department of education's website for more information.

Community foundations often combine resources to support local schools. Consider submitting a proposal requesting sponsorship for Ascend Math. Many private foundations support mathematics-education reform and improvement. Websites such as GrantsAlert.com share up-to-date announcements of corporate, foundation, state, and federal education-funding opportunities.

http://www.grantsalert.com
  • Research-based instructional practices
  • Improved math content knowledge
  • Instruction using the process standards
  • Formative assessment

Note:  The U.S. Department of Education's website features several newsletters with background information on new and existing funding opportunities.

http://www.ed.gov/news/newsletters/index.html