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Federal funding is available for social-emotional learning. Here’s where to find it!

A Guide to Federal Education Programs That Can FundK–12 Universal Prevention and Social and Emotional Learning Activities

The Center on Education Policy and the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools have created this user-friendly guide, which lists 15 programs available to fund universal prevention and social-emotional learning in schools.

Many educators who purchase our programs use funding from the sources listed below.

Title I and Title II

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is intended to improve the academic success of disadvantaged children by providing funds to help schools raise academic achievement and close the achievement gap; hire, train, and retain well-qualified teachers; and reduce dropouts. Read how our programs align with Title I.

Our programs may also qualify for ESEA Title II funding. Title II, Part A is for recruiting and training highly qualified teachers and principals. Read how our programs align with Title II, Part A.

Head Start

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness of young children. Read how our programs align with Head Start.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA provides support for special education. Read how our programs align with IDEA.

Educators have also used these federal funding sources to purchase our programs:

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
  • Partnership for Character Education
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers


Grant Databases

Grants.gov (federal): Find formula and discretionary grant opportunities from 26 federal agencies at Grants.gov.

Forecast of Funding (federal): Forecast of Funding lists programs and competitions under which the Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications.

Fundsnet Services (private): The Fundsnet website is a database of private funding by state.

"The Lists"

"The lists" include programs endorsed by government and nongovernment organizations, and some districts and funders will only fund programs on these lists. Read more.

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