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Are you familiar with the sources of significant federal dollars available to respond to the pandemic? Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds under the new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) build on ESSER funding in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for K-12 schools.  Learn more »

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Expert support and resources

Our expert support and resources can help your school or district secure funding to implement Renaissance practice, assessment, and data insight programs.

Budgeted funds

Did you know that many of our customers use funds already budgeted within their districts to purchase Renaissance solutions? 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.

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Foundation & 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 provide you tips and guidance on 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 solutions meet the requirements of these funding sources, contact us.

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Competitive 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.

State and federal competitive grant programs include:

  • Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant

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.

Funds for summer learning

Did you know that you can use various funding sources to support programs that help students recover from learning loss? Tap into allocated funds or secure new funding from sources such as foundations and corporations. Download our funding resource document to learn more.

Looking for the right summer learning product? Check out our Summer Learning Resources.

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Funds for pre-K programs

The number of states providing funding for pre-K as well as the amount of money they are contributing has increased significantly in the past few years.

At the federal level, Head Start and the Child Care and Development Fund have seen recent increases, while additional sources such as Preschool Development Grants and Comprehensive Literacy State Development grants are providing new funding opportunities.

Other programs serving pre-K children are addressed in ESSA (Titles I, II, III, and Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers) and by the Individuals with Disabilities Act.

Contact us to learn how you can use state or federal funding to bring Renaissance solutions to your program for young children.

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COVID-19 Relief (ESSER) Funding

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted in March 2021, provides $122.8 billion for K-12 education to augment the $13.2 billion provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the $54.3 billion provided by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act. These funds are often referred to as ESSER I (CARES Act), ESSER II (CRSSA Act) and ARP-ESSER (sometimes called ESSER-III). Private schools, including those that are faith-based, can apply for Emergency Assistance for Non-public Schools (EANS) funds available under CRRSA and ARPA.

Federal Funding-At-a-Glance

Renaissance solutions qualify for purchase with a variety of federal funds. This chart identifies those solutions most closely aligned to specific sources of support.

ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) seeks to ensure that all children receive a high-quality education by providing two types of funding – formula funds, which are allocated based on the number of students meeting specific eligibility requirements and competitive funds, which may have student eligibility requirements but are awarded through a selection process. Renaissance can help schools meet goals under ESSA and qualify for formula and competitive funds.

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Federal Funding Streams

Title I

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For students who are at risk of academic failure, improving your school’s capacity to change their learning trajectories is critical. Title I funds provide the dollars you can use to make this happen. Renaissance provides the tools.

Other Federal Funding Sources

Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grants

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The goal of the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) grant program is to advance literacy skills—including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing—for students from birth through grade 12.

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