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Types of Funding Available for After-School Tutoring


TurtlEd is committed to helping schools and districts identify funding sources for tutoring services that can support their students. We are dedicated to providing resources to help students achieve their full potential.


We’ve compiled a list of funding sources that may be helpful for schools and districts.


ESSER Funds:

  • ESSER stands for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, a federal program administered by the Department of Education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides emergency financial assistance to public school districts across the country.

  • K-12 institutions may use ESSER funding to address pandemic learning loss and invest in infrastructure and programs to open and operate safely. ESSER III was approved in March 2021 for $123 billion.

  • Visit this link for more information: https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/cr/esseriiifaqs.asp

Title I Funds:

  • This funding aims to meet needs of low-achieving children in our Nation's highest-poverty schools, limited English proficient children, migratory children, children with disabilities, neglected or delinquent children, and young children in need of reading assistance.

  • It looks to close the achievement gap between high and low performing students, especially the gap between disadvantaged students and their more advantaged peers.

  • The funding can significantly elevate the quality of instruction by providing staff in participating schools with substantial opportunities for professional development. It also provides greater decision-making authority and flexibility to schools and teachers.

  • Visit this link for more information: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/index.html

Title IV Funds:

  • This funding aims to support the comprehensive needs of students in a variety of settings, strengthen family engagement, and bring America’s schools into the 21st century. The program helps schools and districts in offering a well-rounded education and fostering safe, healthy, supportive, and drug-free environments.

  • It expands access to resources for school-based counseling and mental health programs. It also disseminates best practices that help prevent bullying and harassment.

  • The program establishes learning environments and enhances students’ effective learning skills that are essential for school readiness and academic success, such as providing integrated systems for student and family support.

  • For more information on this, visit: https://www.nassp.org/a/title-iv-21st-century-schools/

Title II Funds:

  • This funding provides supplemental, evidence-based professional development activities that are sustained, intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, and classroom-focused.

  • It also allows for ongoing professional development aimed at cultural competency and responsiveness and equity coaching, designed to improve conditions for all educators and students, including educators and students from underrepresented minority groups, diverse national origins, English language competencies, and varying genders and sexual orientations.

  • The program highlights relevant data to understand educators’ most pressing needs.

  • For more information, visit: https://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ti/index.asp

LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) Funds (California only):

  • The LCAP is a tool for local educational agencies to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. It provides resources to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of an LCAP.

  • For more information, visit this link: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/lc/#faqs

Private and Non-Profit Funds:

  • While most schools and districts are able to find funding through federal sources, there are also several private, non-profit, and corporate fundings available for tutoring services to support their students.

  • For a list of private funding broken down by state, visit https://fundsnetservices.com/regional-grants-and-resource.

Partnering with TurtlEd to support your students


Funding offers schools and districts a valuable opportunity to secure resources to benefit their students. By leveraging these funds effectively, schools can provide intervention tutoring programs that give targeted support to students. TurtlEd stands ready to partner with schools and districts in their efforts to support students by providing the expertise, resources, and personalized instruction necessary to make a positive impact. Our team will work closely with your school to identify the specific needs of your students and create a tailored program that maximizes their potential. By working together, we can help ensure that every student receives the support they need to succeed academically.


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