Did you know that nearly half of the funds most customers use already exist within their district? These include:
- Formula funding allocations
- Library budgets
- Technology funds
- District foundations
- Parent organizations
The best strategy for accessing these funds is to include the costs of your Renaissance programs when administrators prepare yearly budgets. If a formal proposal to an administrator is required, we can help.
Foundation and corporate funding opportunities
Foundation or corporate support for education is often focused on specific areas of interest, such as literacy, STEM, elementary education, or secondary education.
Foundations may award grants nationwide, within a specific state, or only in designated regions or communities. Corporations usually offer grants in locations in which their employees or customers live or work.
While foundations and corporations can be a significant source of funds, writing an effective proposal can be a challenge. We can help you discover specific funding opportunities and how best to approach the funder.
Federal formula funds
The U.S. Department of Education allocates formula funding directly to state education agencies or school districts. Renaissance’s research-proven teaching, learning, and assessment tools align with the requirements of these sources.
To learn how Renaissance Learning solutions meet the requirements of these funding source, contact us.
Federal and state grants
Grants are highly competitive and require compelling data to support the need, precise plans for your program, and rigorous attention to detail. But receiving a grant can feel like hitting the jackpot! Your funding commitment is often multi-year, and the dollar amounts are usually substantial.
Federal and state grant programs include:
- 21st Century Community Learning Centers
- Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy
- Investing in Innovation
- Innovative Approaches to Literacy
- Preschool Development Grants
The application process is demanding and requires a great deal of detailed information. If you are planning to apply for a grant, we can guide you through the process and suggest how to submit the most competitive application possible.