How to Make a Lasting Impact with the Education Stabilization Fund
One thing that never ceases to amaze us is how little anyone knows about the Education Stabilization Fund created in response to COVID. There’s still a surprising percentage of this $274 BILLION fund left unspent, and if schools don’t use it very soon, they’ll lose it. Find out how to prepare your funding proposal so you can make a difference that’ll outlive the virus.
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“These funds can be used for any allowable use of funds under other federal education programs, including the Every Student Succeeds Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.”
Whether you need ESSER funds for K-12 or HEER funds for colleges, this video will help you find what’s available in your district.
You can use COVID relief funds for everything you usually buy with Perkins Funds – let us know what you need and we’ll help you get it.
We’ll help you draft up a competitive funding proposal that details how your wishlist items align with the COVID-19 funding guidelines.
If you see unspent funds on the official reporting site, it’s possible that “gone” just means they’ve prepared a rough budget, so persistence and a thoughtful proposal might shake things up in your favor. Let us know if this is the case, and we’ll help you come up with a game plan.
The official funding guidelines say these funds can be used to buy anything that helps prepare you to teach in a distanced learning environment, or helps you make up for student learning loss caused by the pandemic. Our training tools make it easy to do class demonstrations and exercises on a webcam, and they’re designed to help you teach more in less time, so you can use COVID funds to buy just about anything at DAKTIC.com.
Now. All funds were distributed to colleges and school districts over the past few years, and the spending deadlines are rapidly approaching. If you’re at a college, your funds expire June 30, 2023 and you’ll need to submit an extension request before June 20 if you need more time to spend the funds. Contact us ASAP if you need help requesting an extension.
Start with your local DAKTIC training consultant – they’ll help you put together a game plan and a funding proposal that you can take to your admins. But, in general, these funds are being handled by the same people who administer your Perkins funds.
Talk to your local DAKTIC rep. They’ll help you put together a funding proposal that details how the equipment you need aligns with the official funding guidelines, and the’ll even help you talk to your department chair, principle, CTE director, etc. to help you get them on board.
HEERF funds (for colleges and universities) are available for spending until June 30, 2023. Click here for the form you’ll need to request a no cost extension and submit your application by June 20, 2023 if you need more time. Your local DAKTIC rep can help with this application. ESSER funds (for K12 programs) are available for obligation through September 30, 2024.
Imagine someone handed you millions of dollars and told you to spend it responsibly. Would you send a mass email to everyone on campus telling them it was all up for grabs? If you’ve been told COVID funds are all gone, there’s reason to believe the funds have merely been loosely budgeted and could be moved around if you submit a compelling proposal with our help.