Federal Funds

Federal funds are available for you to apply toward Learning Without Tears products.

Title I

Title I is the biggest source of federal funding for education. It provides over $15 billion to schools that have high numbers of students living in poverty. With Title I, schools may operate a targeted program in which services are provided to children (including not at-risk children) who are failing or at risk of failing.

Title I funds can be used to help students meet academic standards by supplementing the existing program with extra teachers, intervention programs, supplemental materials, technology professional development, and more.


Title II

Title II funds provide evidence-backed professional development opportunities that are sustainable, intenstive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, and classroom-focused to improve teacher and leader quality and increase student success.


Title III

Title III funds provide funds to help schools supplement language instruction programs for students to become proficient speaking, listening to, reading, and writing in English.


Title IV, Part B: 21st Century

Title IV provides before or after school programs for K–12 children that attend low-performing schools. Title IV grants are distributed from the competitive grant process.



The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides funding for specially-designed instruction for students with disabilities and the monitoring of their progress. Funds are distributed based on invidiaulized education plans of students.


Head Start

Head Start provides Pre-K programs for children living in poverty and focuses on developing early reading and math skills and comprehensive education, health and nutrition, and parent involvement. This program is distributed by the Department of Health and Human Services and grants are awarded through the competitive process.


Striving Readers

Striving Readers is a comprehensive literacy grant that is focused on advancing literacy skills for students from birth to grade 12, including children living in poverty, English language learners, and children with disabilities. Grant competitions are held by local education agencies to award funds.



The 1003a School Improvement Funds enables state education agencies to set aside seven percent of their Title I funding to serve struggling schools.

Funding Sources