Funding Options for Schools
If you are interested in receiving more information on US Government and other funding options to support the implementation of Renzulli Learning, please contact Rita Mauro at [email protected] or 203-680-8391.
US Department of Education CARES Act
The CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, now allows states and school districts to devote more of their federal resources to technology infrastructure to support distance learning for students and for professional development for teachers who are teaching remotely, many for the first time.
By providing a streamlined process to obtain funding flexibilities, states will be able to quickly make decisions to meet the needs of their students.
The Federal Government is allowing states flexibility in the use of funds and other requirements covered under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), including the Title I, Parts A-D, Title II, Title III, Part A, Title IV, Parts A-B, and Title V programs.
Specifically, states may request a waiver of:
- Section 1127(b) of Title I, Part A of the ESEA to waive the 15% carryover limitation for Title I, Part A funds;
- Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) to extend the period of availability of prior fiscal year funds, for Title I, Parts A-D, Title II, Title III, Part A, Title IV, Parts A-B, and Title V, Part B programs, and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth program;
- Section 4106(d) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA to waive a needs assessment to justify the use of funds;
- Section 4106(e)(2)(C), (D), and (E) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA to waive content-specific spending requirements;
- Section 4109(b) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA to waive spending restrictions on technology infrastructure; and
- Section 8101(42) of the ESEA to waive the definition of “professional development,” which might otherwise limit the ability to quickly train school leaders and teachers on topics like effective distance learning techniques.