Federal Funds

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

Title I

Title I is the largest source of federal funding for education. It provides over $15 billion to schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) that serve high numbers of students from low-income families. With Title I, schools may operate a targeted program in which services are provided to 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 additional teachers, intervention programs, supplemental materials, technology, professional development, and more.


Title II

Title II is used to increase academic achievement of students by improving teachers and school leadership quality. These funds directly support evidence backed professional development opportunities.


Title III

Title III offers provisional funds to ensure that English learners (Els) have access to instructional programs and tools to become become proficient speakers, listeners, readers and writers of the English language.


Title IV, Part B: 21st Century

Title IV, Part B: The 21st Century is a competitive grant program designed to create and support before and after school community learning centers that provide academic enrichment to students in low-income communities and low-performing schools.



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.


CARES: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

CARES: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act provides $13.5 billion in funding and flexibilities for states to respond to COVID-19 related emergencies in K-12 schools. Funds may be used for planning and coordinating during long-term school closures, purchasing educational technology to support online learning for all students, and additional activities authorized by federal elementary and secondary education laws.


CRRSAA: The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

CRRSAA: The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act is a $54 billion dollar fund designed to support K-12 schools as they reopen safely, measure student progress, and provide technological and student facing resources as they address gaps in student learning.


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.



ESSER Fund, established as part of the Education Stabilization Fund in the CARES Act, 1 State educational agencies (SEAs) will award subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the impact that the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the Nation


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