Navigating federal funding in 2021
Funds are here to support urgent K-12 priorities, including learning recovery. We'd love to talk to you about how Paper helps districts like yours provide high-dosage tutoring at scale.
The latest American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act allocates $130 billion for states to disburse to K-12, and expands upon provisions in the CARES Act and CRRSA Act.
Districts have the flexibility to use these funds for anything from pandemic-related safety costs to addressing socioemotional needs to supporting teachers. Notably, at least 20% of the ARP Act funds must be used by LEAs to address learning loss.
Approved uses for federal funds
Some underlying objectives of the CARES, CRRSA and ARP Act funds and how Paper helps meet them.
APPROVED USES OF FUNDS
Addressing learning loss with evidence-based practices
Providing supplemental after-school and summer learning programs
Assisting parents and families in supporting students, including in distance learning
Addressing the unique needs of underserved students, e.g. low-income students & ELLs
Aiding in substantive educational interaction between students and their teachers
Helping principals and other leaders monitor and address engagement and needs
THE PAPER SOLUTION
High-dosage tutoring for learning loss
Paper aligns with the evidence-based HDT model shown to help schools and districts accelerate learning.
While effective, it is challenging for districts to deploy on their own. Districts can ideally leverage funds for programs that help scale HDT.
Learn how you can implement evidence-based HDT that is scalable, equitable, and cost-effective here.
See how Paper meets research-backed criteria for effective HDT programs
How districts like yours are leveraging funds
Ready to take the next step?
We'd love to discuss how you can use federal funds to provide equitable, evidence-based support for learning recovery.
Sources and additional reading
Funds are distributed to states using the Title I formula under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA).