Federal Funding

Schools and districts may receive federal funding through entitlement funds and competitive grants.

Federal Entitlement Grant Programs award funds based on economic factors relating to a school’s student population, such as the percentage of students in the Free and Reduced Price Lunch program. These programs are also called “formula” or “title” programs.

Title I, Part A: Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Provides funds for additional academic instruction designed to increase the academic achievement of students in Title I schools in the second year of Improvement, Corrective Action, or Restructuring. SES is used to provide after school tutoring to qualifying students, free of cost, in Reading and Math. KnowledgePoints® has been an approved SES provider since 2005.

Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs

This Program provides funds to ensure that children in high-poverty schools meet challenging State academic content and student achievement standards. KnowledgePoints® works with Title I funding to provide and targeted intervention and enrichment programs during school or after school.

Title III: English Language Acquisition

Provides funds to improve the education of Limited English Proficient (LEP) children and youths by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B

Provides funds to ensure that children with disabilities, including children aged three through five, have access to a free, appropriate public education to meet each child’s unique needs and prepare him or her for further education, employment, and independent living. KnowledgePoints® tutoring is individually tailored to each student’s specific learning needs and can work with IDEA to ensure that students are receiving the most comprehensive help available.

Corporate and Private Funding Sources

KnowledgePoints® has worked with various corporate and private funding sources to provide programs. Contact KnowledgePoints® to see how we can help your community and schools use the funding available to provide quality after school programs in your area.

Other Partners and Services

• Child Nutrition Program

Includes federally-funded Programs that provide free, reduced, or reasonably priced meals to children at schools, child care centers, after-school programs, summer camps, and other agencies.

For more information:

Federal Funding: To help educators, policymakers, and citizens understand these programs, the U.S. Department of Education publishes a yearly Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs. You can also visit www.ed.gov to get further details on these programs. Title I: Let’s Talk Title I is a must have guide to navigating the law’s intricacies. Title I expert Cheryl Sattler gives you an insider’s view of Title I, with straightforward explanations of key components plus “how to” instructions.

Funding Sources

KnowledgePoints® currently partners with a variety of schools, districts, and community organizations to provide tutoring and enrichment programs. Funding for programs is made possible through a combination of several funding sources including; federal entitlement funds, federal grants, and private funding sources. Contact KnowledgePoints® to see how we can help your community and schools use the funding available to provide quality after school programs in your area.

Federal Competitive Grant Programs

Federal Competitive Grant Programs are discretionary and are awarded based upon specific criteria. These programs focus on particular goals such as grade-level reading programs, early intervention initiatives, or after-school programs. Competitive grant funds are awarded to State Education Agencies, which in turn grant funds to districts on a competitive basis. KnowledgePoints® has been a valued partner for districts working with these grants, providing targeted academic instruction and enrichment programs.

21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

These grants provide funds for the creation of community learning centers that provide services during non-school hours to help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math. KnowledgePoints® has experience assisting schools to organize and plan 21st Century programs. Our individualized tutoring program helps ensure students receive targeted, state-aligned instruction as well as offer a variety of enrichment programs.

School Improvement Grants (SIG)

SIG provides funds to improve student achievement in Title I schools identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring to enable those schools to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) and exit improvement status. SIG can be used to help fund after school programs including transportation, enrichment programs, and healthy snacks programs. KnowledgePoints® utilizes School Improvement Grants to provide targeted intervention and enrichment programs after school.

Title I, Part D (Neglected and Delinquent)

This is a funding source for additional education services to provide continuity for children and youth in state-run institutions for juveniles and in adult correctional institutions so that these youths can make successful transitions to school or employment once they are released.

IDEA: Early Intervening Services (“Response to Intervention”)

This allows districts to use up to 15 percent of Special Education funds for students in K – 12 who have not been identified as needing special education and related services, but who need additional academic and behavioral support to succeed in a general education environment.

Education for Homeless Children and Youth (McKinney-Vento)

Funds are provided to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youths.

Rural Education Achievement Programs

This provides funds to rural districts to assist them in meeting their state’s definition of adequate yearly progress (AYP).

Smaller Learning Communities (SLC)

This grant provides funds to support the implementation of SLCs to improve student academic achievement in large high schools with enrollments of 1,000 or more students.

Striving Readers

Funding is provided to raise middle and high schools students’ literacy levels in Title I-eligible schools with significant numbers of students reading below grade level, and build a strong, scientific research base for strategies that improve adolescent literacy instruction.