Grants and Federal Funding Overview
Why are grants important?
Grants are a valuable funding source for SCSD#1 to support students in pursuit of their interests and passions. To provide a quality education for all students, Sweetwater County School District #1 takes advantage of various grants to help students become successful college and career ready adults.
Grants and Federal Programs Funding Summary
TITLE IA: IMPROVING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
TITLE ID: NEGLECTED AND DELINQUENT
TITLE IIA: IMPROVING TEACHER AND LEADER QUALITY
TITLE IVA: STUDENT SUPPORT AND ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT
TITLE III: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
TITLE III FUNDING
Title III (EL) funds can be used to fund activities that strengthen and increase parent, family, and community engagement in programs that serve English learners. It can also be used to support staff with training and instructional materials.
Title III (immigrants) are targeted for families who are new to the country. The grant provides additional programs and support to help students meet grade level standards and eventually graduate.
TITLE III: IMMIGRANT FUNDS
21st CENTURY GRANT
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANT (SIG)
PERKINS V GRANT
In July of 2018, President Trump signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) into law. The law reauthorizes and updates the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to ensure career and technical education (CTE) programs meet the demands of the twenty-first-century economy. The new law includes several changes and additions relevant for educators, post-secondary institutions, employers, workforce development boards, community-based organizations, and others who serve historically under-served students in both secondary and post-secondary education. There are several modifications that better align and integrate school districts, institutions of higher education, and employers to prepare more young people for high-skill, high-wage careers. Also, there are concrete recommendations with a focus on equity and quality as a resource as well as it includes specific supports for unique demographic groups, referred to in the law as “special populations:. The intention is for recruiting and retaining these groups in high-quality career and technical education programs and improving their overall academic performance. (source: https://all4ed.org/perkins/)
PERKINS V: CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Cutting Edge Grant
In October of 2020, Farson-Eden School was awarded a cutting-edge grant to develop a student run enterprise. The enterprise, Pronghorn Plasma, Fabrication and Machining will provide students with real world and personally meaningful projects, job shadowing and internship opportunities. Farson Eden is a rural community with limited opportunities for students to experience innovative and emerging technologies. The students' will be exposed to new technology used in business and industry while making projects designed to be part of the School-Based Enterprise. Students will be creating and implementing the business plan, creating and marketing products, developing customer service (soft) skills as well as skills of running CAD software and a CNC Plasma table. They will have experiences in design and manufacturing as well as experience real world problem solving opportunities. For more information, please contact Farson-Eden School principal Barbara Rezzonico (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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