FUNDING INNOVATION by SUSAN GENTZ - Coggle Diagram
Federal funding opportunities
According to Susan Gentz, “It’s an excellent time to be bold with the funding plans.
The Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund offers $82 billion dollars
$54.3 billion for K-12 schools, (mostly delivered through Title I funding and is four times what the schools received from the CARES Act in March 2020)
$22.7 Billion for higher education, with $1.7 billion set aside for minority-serving institutions and around $1 billion for for-profit colleges
$4 billion for governors to spend at their discretion, with $2.7 billion allocated for private schools. This is called the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund
education didn't get money for fibre or for network or anything like that but this programme create 7 billion connectivity family which it also created a $50 a month, some City program for low income and usually when we see money for getting disconnected it is really just focus on providing Subsidies for family.
The ESSER II bill also includes $7 billion for connecting families, a family subsidy that can be used for infrastructure. Although districts will not see those dollars, low-income families (which make up approximately 33 million households in the U.S.) would qualify for these funds.
USE OF FUNDS
there are no new accountability requirements for the funds, and because districts can bundle the ESSER II funds with the increased Title funds, “districts can really show what the student learning to look like
But those dollars do need to be stretched to address new or increasing needs caused by the pandemic. According to Gentz, needs can include (but are not limited to):
i) Purchasing educational technology that aids in regular and substantive interaction between students and educators
II) Planning and coordinating long-term closures, including providing technology for online learning
III) Planning and implementing online learning during the summer months
1.$107 billion that provided for education homeless children and youth
$1.2 billion for student support and academic enrichment state grants
$ 2.1 billion for supporting effective instruction state grants
$16.5 billion for title 1 grants local educational agencies