Title funds were established by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These funds are intended to supplement existing state funding for education.
Schools that fund MasterTrack through Title funding typically do so under Title I or Title II of ESSA.
Title I provides funding to schools to implement programs like MasterTrack that support children from low-income families in meeting challenging and relevant state academic standards. Title I funds are distributed to SEAs using formulas that are primarily based on census data. Visit the Department of Education's ESEA Title I LEA Allocations page to learn more about Title I funding allocations for your state and district.
Title II funds are used to support professional development for teachers, principals, administrators, and staff. ESSA specifically includes professional development efforts, like MasterTrack's, that are sustained, intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, personalized or based on information from an evaluation or support system, and classroom focused.
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds were authorized by the federal government as part of the American Rescue plan Act (ARPA). This funding provides financial support to schools to help them respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ESSER funds can be used in a variety of ways and are most commonly used for programs like MasterTrack that help students move towards grade-level achievement in the wake of interrupted learning caused by the pandemic.
Every year, MasterTrack provides grant pricing to a handful of deserving schools. Grant applications are currently being accepted for the 2022-2023 school year. Apply below.