Finding the Funds

We can assist you in your efforts to secure public or
private funds to accelerate learning.

Funding opportunities are often plentiful, but applying takes time. The Renaissance Funding Consultation Services team provides a variety of resources and support to help schools and districts secure funding for Renaissance Learning solutions. If you will request our assistance, please do so early in the grant writing process.

Start with existing funds

Nearly half of funds we help secure are existing funds. These include allocations within school or district operating or library budgets, formula funds, technology funds, or dollars from school district foundations and parent organizations.

Access Existing Funds

Apply for new funds

Resources here will help you find funding opportunities and craft proposals for federal, state, foundation, and corporate grants:

Public funding

The U.S. Department of Education offers public funding supported by tax dollars and distributes funds directly to districts or to state education agencies. You can apply only when funding announcements or invitations to apply appear.

Federal Funding Sources and Alignments

Formula (entitlement) and discretionary (competitive) funds

Often referred to as Title Funds, formula funds are non-competitive and based on population characteristics (poverty level, non-English speaking students, etc.). These funds should be the first source for eligible schools. Discretionary grants are competitive funds, generally have eligibility requirements, and are awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to a state to distribute locally or directly to districts/schools.

Competitive Public Funding Proposals

Know how our products meet funding requirements

We can provide product correlations, including research and state standards connections, to help explain how our assessment, learning, and teaching tools align with major federal funding sources.

Private Funding

Private funding sources include foundations that award grants at the national, state, or community level, and corporations that may offer grants, especially where their employees (or customers) live and work.

Funding from Foundations and Corporations

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