While MERGE does not provide grant funding, we have curated a collection of links to grant search tools and funding sources to help you expand your budget.
Getting Started: Grant Searches & Alerts
Federal Grant Funding
Federal funding is distributed to schools with a high concentration of students living in poverty and each grant program targets different types of student learning challenges - including developing teachers to deliver more effective education. The key to successful grant application and award is knowing which programs align to your specific situation and how the funding is distributed (formula vs. competitive). We’ve created a table to help you identify which grant programs you might qualify for and a link to that grant program website for more information.
|Title I, Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged|
|Title II, Part A: Improving Teacher Quality|
|Title III: Language Instruction for LEP and Immigrant Students|
|IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)|
|1003a School Improvement Funds|
|Carl D. Perkins|
|Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers|
|Carl D. Perkins|
Many private foundations seek to fund projects related to education - especially, STEM. The will often distribute their funds to schools and districts through a competitive grant process, which means you are competing with other grant applicants to attract the investment of these foundations. As with any grant, a key to securing foundation grants is the ability to align your application to the mission and interests of the foundation.
STEM Grants (Science)
Professional Development Grants
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