Federal Funding Options

Federal Funding Options

Federal funding is available for social-emotional learning. Here’s where to find it! A Guide to Federal Education Programs That Can Fund K–12 Universal Prevention and Social and Emotional Learning Activities

The Center on Education Policy and the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools have created this user-friendly guide, which lists 15 programs available to fund universal prevention and social-emotional learning in schools.

July 2016: ASCD’s guide to funding for SEL in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (PDF)

Many educators who purchase our programs use funding from the sources listed below.

Title I and Title II

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)* is intended to improve the academic success of disadvantaged children by providing funds to help schools raise academic achievement and close the achievement gap; hire, train, and retain well-qualified teachers; and reduce dropouts. Read how our programs align with Title I.

Our programs may also qualify for current ESEA Title II funding. Title II, Part A, is for recruiting and training highly qualified teachers and principals. Read how our programs align with Title II, Part A.

*ESEA reauthorization bills passed both the House and the Senate in summer 2015. A conference committee is meant to craft a compromise bill, which may bring changes to the ESEA in late 2015.

Head Start

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness of young children. Read how our programs align with Head Start.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA provides support for special education. Read how our programs align with IDEA.

Educators have also used these federal funding sources to purchase our programs: