Funding Streams

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funds support Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

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Federal Funding Streams

When it comes to using the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to support Social Emotional Learning (SEL) or Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), schools have a number of alternatives:

  • Title I funding is available to schools that have a significant number of low-income pupils to support social and emotional interventions. You can use Title I funding to build and promote a healthy school culture, especially given that a positive school culture can serve as the cornerstone for student success and academic success. Through an emphasis on good behaviors, LiveSchool may enhance school culture as a whole and spending on programs and interventions that enhance school environment, school culture, schoolwide student success, and other factors is encouraged under the language of Title I.

  • Title II funding is available to schools that are looking to assist the retention and professional growth of teachers by promoting staff members' social and emotional well-being and providing educators with SEL courses. You can use Title II funding to impact the retention of educators, and LiveSchool enhances classroom and school culture, a crucial factor in teacher retention.

  • Title IV funding is available to schools that are looking to assist students in maintaining healthy and safe learning environments. Activities for social-emotional learning (SEL) may be funded under Section 4107, and LiveSchool enables teachers to assess and document each student's mental and emotional well-being. Programs and initiatives that promote secure, wholesome, encouraging, and drug-free school environments are also financially supported under Section 4108. Encouraging of supportive school discipline and school-wide positive behavioral interventions with LiveSchool are examples of this.

Grants and Partnerships

Schools and districts may also qualify for funds designated for SEL programs through grants, or seek financial support within the local business community. Foundations and organizations may donate items for your LiveSchool Rewards Store, or assist in the purchase of LiveSchool.

Advice from CASEL

This website contains many resources to help school districts to plan their SEL implementation with sustainability in mind:

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