The federal Department of Education is an important source of grants and grant information.
The following are links to the federal Department of Education and two of its most relevant grant web pages.
The following list provides information about and links to a variety of Federal educational funding sources appropriate for the Scientific Learning family of products.
Title I, Part A — Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
Title I, Part A, provides financial assistance through State educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic achievement standards. Both schoolwide and targeted assistance Title I programs must use instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and implement parental involvement activities.
English Language Acquisition: State Formula Grant Program (Title III, Part A)
Title III, Part A, is designed to improve the education of limited English proficient (LEP) children and youths by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards. The program provides enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youths.
Special Education (IDEA) — Grants to States
The Special Education Grants to States program provides formula grants to states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the secretary of the interior, freely associated states, and outlying areas to assist them in meeting the costs of providing special education and related services to children with disabilities. Permitted expenditures include the salaries of special education teachers and costs associated with related services personnel, such as speech therapists and psychologists. States may use funds reserved for other state-level activities for a variety of specified activities, including: support and direct services; technical assistance and personnel preparation; assisting LEAs in providing positive behavioral interventions and supports; and improving the use of technology in the classroom.
School Improvement Grant
School Improvement Grants are used to improve student achievement in Title I schools identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring so as to enable those schools to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) and exit improvement status.