Funding

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.
Supplemental Technology PD RTI Pre-K
Formula Funding
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)
SSAE
1003a School Improvement Funds
Carl D. Perkins
Competitive Funding
Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Head Start
Striving Readers
SSAE
Carl D. Perkins

State Grant Funding

Although your state provides the majority of your current school budget through taxes, there may be available state grants that you can access. We’ve assembled the links to each state’s grant funding web pages to make it easier for you to research your options.

Foundation Grants

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.

Private Foundation

STEM Grants (Science)

Professional Development Grants

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