Federal and State Grant Programs
Federal Title I, Title II and Title IV
The Ferndale Area School District participates in several state and federally funded grant programs to enhance our educational programs.
Consistent with most other school entities in Pennsylvania, federal monies generally represent the smallest portion of revenue for the Ferndale Area School District. In order to be eligible for grant funds, the district must complete the various applications each year and adhere to numerous mandates imposed with the grants. Historically, the amount of revenue has fluctuated over the years. A review of our federal and state entitlement grant programs follows. The projected amounts for the 2020-2021 school year are dependent upon passage of the governor’s, and the federal budget and subject to adjustments during the year.
Title I funding, in the amount of $356,876 for the 2020-2021 project year, is used to improve the educational environment of the entire Elementary School. The school wide Title I program uses the funding to support the salaries and benefits of the building instructional and Title I support staff. Title I funds may also be used for math and reading instructional supplies, to support an after-school tutoring program, parental involvement/community support services, and mandated nonpublic services.
Title IIA, also known as Improving Teacher Quality, is being used to provide class size reduction in Grades 2 and 3. The 2020-2021 projected grant amount of $42,855.
Title IV, also known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment, is a grant that will be used in both buildings this year.. The 2020-2021 projected grant amount of $22,927 will be used to support the PBIS programs, tutoring, transportation and to provide after-school tutoring and support STEM initiatives.
Ready to Learn Block GrantThe 2020-2021 Ready to Learn Block Grant appropriation for Ferndale Area School District is currently awaiting release from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the anticipated grant award is $158,485. Allocations for school districts and charter schools are distributed using the formula enacted in the Pennsylvania Fiscal Code.