Funding Digital Curriculum Programs

A variety of federal, state, local, and private/foundation funds can be used to help fund an Apex Learning implementation.

K-12 Pandemic Relief Funding

To respond to the needs that districts have developed during the global COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress has appropriated funding earmarked to help K-12 schools address learning loss, improve school facilities and infrastructure to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus, and to purchase education technology. You can see state and district allocations for the different relief funding streams at https://covid-relief-data.ed.gov/.

Pandemic Relief Funding for K-12 Education

CARES Act (March 2020) 


The CARES Act includes the Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) with more than $30 billion in grant funds available for states to “create adaptable, innovative learning opportunities for K-12 learners.”

The ESF has been divided into several different grant programs that include:  

Elementary and Secondary School Relief (ESSR) Fund ($13 billion)  These funds are allocated to state educational agencies (SEAs) based on Title I formulas. Allowable uses include addressing learning loss, providing mental health services and support (SEL), summer learning, after school programs and can be used for anything to facilitate distance/remote learning.  Funds must be obligated by districts by 9/30/23.
Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund ($3 billion)  Governors could request funding to continue to provide education services to students. Funds must be awarded to LEAS by 3/21 and used by districts by 9/30/22.

COVID Relief Act (December 2020) 


The COVID Relief Act, signed into law on 12/27/2020, included additional direct funding for K-12 schools.

Elementary and Secondary School Relief (ESSR II) Fund ($54 billion) 

These funds are allocated to state educational agencies (SEAs) based on Title I formulas. Allowable uses include addressing learning loss, providing mental health services and support (SEL), summer learning, after school programs and can be used for anything to facilitate distance/remote learning.  Funds must be obligated by districts by 9/30/23.

Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund ($4 billion) 

Governors can request funding to continue to provide education services to students. Funds must be awarded to LEAS by 12/27/2021 and used by districts by 9/30/23.

American Rescue Plan (proposed)


President Joe Biden is seeking additional COVID relief aid for education, titled the American Rescue Plan. The plan still must go through the Congressional approval process before becoming law.

The plan proposes:

  • $130 billion for “Reopening K-12 Schools Safely and Helping Students Recover.” This funding could be used in a variety of ways including remote learning resources, providing additional academic support for students, and  addressing students’ social-emotional needs.
  • $5 billion for the “Hardest Hit COVID-19 Governors' Fund." This money could be spent on K-12 education, higher education, and early-childhood services.

Apex Support for COVID Recovery


Apex Learning products and services are aligned with the allowable activities included in COVID relief funding streams to meet students where they are and propel them forward.

  • Addressing learning loss
  • Credit recovery
  • Summer programs
  • After-school programs
  • Remote learning/virtual programs
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Planning, implementation, and professional development

 

Contact us to learn more about how Apex can support your COVID recover and reopen efforts.

Federal Funding for Digital Curriculum

Apex digital curriculum meets the goals of many funding sources:

Funding Streams Graphic

 

Funding Sources Apex Supports

Programmatic Requirements

Title II

Improving Teacher Quality State Grant

Title II

Improving Teacher Quality State Grant

Title III

Language Instruction for LEP & Immigrant Students

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Title IV Part A

Student Support and Academic Enrichments Grants

Title IV Part B

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Title V Part B

Rural Education Achievement Act

Carl D Perkins Career & Technical Education Act

Rigorous digital curriculum for all students

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Core academic subjects

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Honors, electives, world languages, and AP®

   
 
 
 
 
 
 

CTE

   
 
 
 
 
 
 

State high-stakes college readiness and high school equivalency exam readiness

 
 
 
   
 
 
 

Support for RTI and MTSS

 
   
 
 
 
 
 

Dashboards and reports to monitor student progress

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Learning gap identification and remediation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Credit recovery

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unit recovery

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Extensive scaffolding supports for struggling students

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Personalized learning plans

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Professional development and success management

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Research That Meets Funding Requirements

Apex Learning conducts rigorous research that meets the evidence-based criteria required for most grant applications. Read more about our efficacy studies, including quasi-experimental and correlational studies.