On May 11, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a $3 million grant competition to support school districts that build equitable, student-centered funding (SCF) systems under a pilot program authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).
The Well-Rounded Education through Student-Centered Funding Demonstration Grants program will provide competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to demonstrate model programs through the development and implementation of SCF systems based on weighted per-pupil allocations under section 1501 of the ESSA. Grants awarded under this program are intended to help build the capacity of LEAs to provide well-rounded education in order to establish models for expanding and enhancing delivery of such opportunities for educationally disadvantaged students. The grants will allow school districts to plan for and implement a funding system that allocates resources, including eligible Federal funds, to schools based on the number of students and the corresponding level of need.
A pre-application webinar will take place Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 3pm EST. Prospective applicants can register for the webinar using this link:
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Director, School Support & Accountability