Your Program Funding Guide

Your schools need funding for programs that develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students. Funding should be as clear as your goals for helping student success.

We’ve put together an educator’s guide to federal and state-level funding. The guide explores each program’s overview and elegibility, funding implementation, and provisions. We’ll also give you a look into how Hero by SchoolMint can fuel program success.

Federal & State Funding Allocation

School funding is distributed in several ways: federal funding, state funding, and competitive funding (grants).

  • Federal Funding: multiplies the per-student amount by the number of eligible students and promotes adequate and often equal funding across a number of schools.
  • State Funding: similar to federal funding, although each state has its own unique set of guidelines and eligibility requirements.
  • Competitive Funding (Grants): more request-based—eligible districts must respond to a request for proposal (RFP) and provide a detailed description of how they would use the grant funding.

State Funding Allocations

States are required to set aside 7 percent of Title I funds to support evidence-based interventions in Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools. Additionally, states and districts can use Title II funds to support culturally appropriate and effective instruction.

Advocates can lobby for using these funds to support evidence-based interventions to reduce exclusionary/disproportionate discipline or improve climate more broadly.

Funding Competitive Funding (Grants) Vs. Funding

The purpose of competitive grants is to provide schools with funding in order to develop, improve, or expand their implementation of evidence-based, multi-tiered behavioral frameworks.

Unlike formula funding, competitive grants must meet the following criteria:

  • Build capacity for implementing a sustained, schoolwide, multi-tiered behavioral framework.

  • Enhance capacity by providing training and technical assistance to schools.

  • Involve a technical assistance provider to ensure that program activities are properly implemented.

Identifying Funding Sources

Your schools have unique program needs and requirements to help students achieve. View the comprehensive program funding guide and cut through the noise, easily:

  • Identify LEAs program grants.

  • Review program award competition.

  • Search complete program database.

  • Find resources specific to your school organization type.

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School Climate Initiatives Positive Behavior Support Framework Tiered Intervention Social Emotional Learning Chronic Absenteeism Professional Development Family Engagement
ESSA: Federal Funding
ESSA: Federal Funding
Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs
Title I, Part C: Education of Migratory Children
Title I, Part D: Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youths Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk
Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
Title IV, Part B: Community Learning Centers
Title V, Part F: National Programs
Title V, Part B: Rural Education Initiative, Subpart 1 Small, Rural Achievement Program
Title V, Part B: Rural Education Initiative, Subpart 2 Rural and Low-Income School Program
Title VI, Part A: Indian Education, Subpart 1: Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies
State Funding
State Funding
FL, Safe Schools Grants
GA, School Improvement Competitive Grants
NC, Digital Learning Initiative Grants