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Grants & Funding

Federal Funding for your Technology Program

Title I Part A: Increasing the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

The largest source of federal funding to schools is from Title I, providing over $16 billion dollars to schools that serve a high number or high percentage of children from low-income families to ensure that these children are able to meet challenging state academic standards.

How eSpark and Frontier Align with Title I Part A Funding

  • eSpark and Frontier give teachers the tools they need to target students’ greatest areas of instructional need and tackle the achievement gap
  • By implementing personalized iPad learning with eSpark, teachers have more time to deliver targeted, high quality small group instruction during the school day
  • Frontier and eSpark feature curated, culturally responsive texts, videos, apps, and activities that support high needs students in mastering challenging state academic standards
  • By leveling instruction with eSpark and Frontier, teachers have more time to deliver targeted, high quality small group instruction during the school day
  • Frontier and eSpark measurably improves academic achievement in core academic subjects as proven by third-party assessments

Title III: English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act

Title III provides over $700 million in funding to support English Learners and their families.

How eSpark and Frontier Align to Title III Funding:

  • eSpark and Frontier provide each student with engaging texts leveled to his or learning needs
  • eSpark features audio and visual language supports that build English proficiency and content knowledge
  • eSpark and Frontier feature formative assessments that allow teachers to ensure English Learners are on track to meet their learning goals

Title IV Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment

Title IV is a block grant that provides over $1 billion in funding to school safety, well-rounded education, and educational technology initiatives. Districts receiving more than $30,000 from Title IV can spend up to 60% of this funding on technology for teaching and learning.

How eSpark and Frontier Align to Title IV Funding:

  • eSpark and Frontier allow districts to leverage iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and laptops for engaging, rigorous instruction
  • eSpark and Frontier feature curated online resources that have been aligned to state standards and vetted for engagement and efficacy
  • eSpark provides classrooms with the best of education’s apps and videos aligned to each student’s unique learning needs
  • Frontier taps into the power of G Suite for Education to streamline the composition and revision process in ELA classrooms

IDEA Part B: Assistance for Education of All Children with Disabilities

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. School districts receive over $11 million dollars to help pay for the cost of providing services and education to children with disabilities.

How eSpark Aligns to IDEA Part B Funding:

  • eSpark addresses the principles of Response to Intervention, requirements of students with special needs, and the challenges teachers face in differentiating instruction
  • eSpark provides ongoing assessment to ensure students are meeting learning goals
  • With text-to-speech functionality, videos, games, and interactive e-books, provides students with a variety of ways of practicing key math and ELA standards

Announced in 2013, the ConnectED initiative is designed to enrich K-12 education for every student in America. The initiative seeks to upgrade district wireless connectivity, train teachers, and encourage private sector innovation to create tools to personalize learning and prepare students for College and Career Readiness.

How eSpark aligns to ConnectED funding:

  • Our partnerships train and empower educators to personalize learning with innovative technology
  • eSpark proves ongoing, actionable data to administrators and teachers during the school year
  • eSpark is an official content provider option for Apple ConnectEd grant recipients

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