Identify Funds & Grants
Federal funding is distributed to school districts in two ways: formula funds and competitive grants.
School districts receive the bulk of their federal funding through formulas. The allocation is based on a per-student amount multiplied by the number of students who are eligible. Some examples of federal formula funds are below:
- Title I, Part A—based on number of students living in poverty
- Title III—based on number of English language learners
- IDEA—based on number of students with disabilities.
School districts that serve high-poverty populations are eligible for additional funding. To receive a competitive grant, districts must respond to a Request for Proposal and describe in detail how they would use the grant funding. Some examples of federal grants are below:
- Early Reading First—focused on preschool literacy
- Enhancing Education Through Technology—focused on technology integration and professional development
- 21st Century Community Learning Centers—focused on K–12 after school programs
Search for Funding
Use the links below to search for open grant competitions: