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Are you familiar with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act)? This new funding builds on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for K-12 schools.

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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 and assessment programs.

Existing funds

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.

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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.

Competitive grant programs include:

  • Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Innovative Approaches to Literacy
  • 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 avoid summer learning loss? Tap into existing 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.

The Every Student Succeeds Act

Renaissance solutions support ESSA

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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Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

CRRSA Act

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act), enacted in December 2020, provides $54.3 billion to augment the funds provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was enacted in Spring 2020. CRRSA funds to support student learning will be distributed to your state based on its share of Title I funding but can be used for all students. Non-public schools enrolling low income students can apply for these funds as well.

Renaissance solutions can be purchased with CRRSA Act funding. The funding can be used for:

  • Purchasing educational technology, including hardware, software, and connectivity, that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and classroom teachers.
  • Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental afterschool programs, including providing classroom instruction or online learning during the summer months.
  • Addressing learning loss among students by:
    • Administering high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable to accurately assess students’ academic progress and assist educators in meeting students’ academic needs
    • Implementing evidence-based activities to meet the comprehensive needs of students
    • Providing information and assistance to parents and families so they can support students, including in a distance learning environment
    • Tracking student attendance and improving student engagement in distance learning

In addition to the new dollars, the Secretary of Education has provided waivers for funding flexibilities for title funds:

  • Your district can carry over more than 15% of its Title I allocation beyond the current fiscal year. You can decide to spend the remainder of this year’s funds without carrying any of them over. With that option, you can take advantage of Renaissance pricing promotions that are time limited.
  • Your district will no longer be limited to using a maximum of 15% of Title IV-A funds for technology infrastructure. This will increase your capacity to purchase hardware and software, including Renaissance products and platforms for students and educators.

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.

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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