Funding Resources

Are you encountering budget challenges or looking to apply for an educational grant to support school initiatives?
See below for a number of different options to secure funds for using CueThink in the classroom.




Your parent community and education charities can be a strong source of funding support

Parent Letter
A printable resource explaining the benefits of using CueThink in the classroom to request parent funding

A charity that "makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need"

Formula Grants

Elegibility is based on formulas determined by Congress and have no application process

Title 1: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Economically Disadvantaged
Overview: Title 1 is the largest source of federal education funding, providing over $15 billion to schools with high percentages of economically disadvantaged students.
Distribution: Schools with 15% or more students at poverty level may be selected as Title 1 schools and receive funding to enhance those students educational experiences. Those with a poverty enrollment of 40% or more can operate schoolwide programs.
Using Funds to purchase CueThink: Title 1 funds are intended to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects such as math. Funding may be used for supplemental materials, technology, intervention programs, extra teachers and professional development.

Title II, Part A: Improving Teacher Quality
Overview: Title II funds are intended to increase the number of high-quality, effective educators.
Distribution: Most districts receive some Title II funds with high-poverty and large districts receiving larger shares.
Using Funds to purchase CueThink: Title II funds can be used to provide ongoing training that helps teachers deepen their understanding of math content knowledge and develop strategies to help students meet high academic standards.
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Overview: IDEA provides funding for specially designed instruction for students with disabilities and the monitoring of their progress.
Distribution: School districts are allocated funding based on number of students with IEPs (Individualized Education Plans).
Using Funds to purchase CueThink: IDEA funds are used to provide early intervention, special education and related services. Up to15% of IDEA funds can be used to implement a Response to Intervention (RtI) program, providing supplemental instruction to assist students before they are given an IEP.

Discretionary Grants

Awarded using a competitive process

Westinghouse: Education With a Focus on STEM
Deadlines - October 1, April 1, June 1

NCTM: 7-12 Classroom Research Grants
Deadline - November 3
Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to encourage classroom-based research in pre-college mathematics education.

NCTM: PreK - 6 Classroom Research Grants
Deadline - November 3
Projects may include but are not restricted to research on curriculum development and implementation, involvement of at-risk or minority students, students' thinking about a particular mathematics concept or set of concepts, connection of mathematics to other disciplines, focused learning and teaching of mathematics with embedded use of technology, and innovative assessment or evaluation strategies.

NCTM: Professional Development 6-8
Deadline - November 3
For 2018–19, grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6-8. The proposal must delineate the teacher(s)' professional development plan and address how the proposed project will improve the teacher(s)' competence and affect students' learning. While grants are not intended to fund the purchase of technology, proposals involving the use of technology to enhance student learning are encouraged.

First Energy: STEM-Based Classroom Projects
Deadline - September 22
Supports classroom projects and teacher professional-development initiatives focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

NCTM: Equity in Mathematics 6-12
Deadline - November 3
The purpose of this grant is to incorporate classroom materials or lessons that will improve the achievement of student groups that have previous records of underachievement.

Toshiba Education Grants K-5
Deadline - Oct 1 each year
K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project (math or science) into their own classroom.

Toshiba Education Grants 6-12
Deadline - Oct 1 each year
K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project (math or science) into their own classroom.