Funding Guide for Summer Learning Programs
While summer is a time for relaxation and fun, that doesn’t mean it has to be a time of learning loss. A strong body of research confirms that students lose months of the skills they learned during the school year over the summer break. With budgets getting tighter, schools and educators have turned to federal, state, and local funding sources to finance important summer learning programs.
The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), in consultation with the White House, U.S. Department of Education, and Civic Nation, recognize the difficulties educators face in finding and applying for funding for summer learning initiatives. They’ve developed a helpful funding resource guide to help schools provide support to students year-round.
In this guide you will find:
• Descriptions of applicable federal, state, and local funding streams.
• Examples of how to use local partnerships and private funding to leverage public resources.
• Spotlighted strategies and examples of funding in action.
• Case studies of how high-quality district and community-based summer learning programs obtained funds.