Title funds are federal money pots designed to supplement existing state funding for education. They are released yearly from the federal government, State Educational Agencies, and Local Educational Agencies; from there, schools and districts are allocated a percentage. There are multiple titles, each supporting a different group in the student body. Digital Theatre+ is an excellent example of high-quality digital education resources that schools can benefit from with the help of title funds.
ESSER funding was designed to aid technological capacity and access, remote learning by developing new informational and academic resources, and equitable access to a high-quality online curriculum.
Essentially, it has been put in place to provide financial aid to schools for essential resources such as digital education tools. The Digital Theatre+ team is on hand to support you in applying for the funds, so get in touch with a member of the team today to get started!
The Thespian Relief Grants Program offers two types of grants to help school theatre programs:
- $500 grants for schools towards troupe dues (charter, reactivation, renewal, induction dues), issued as a credit on the troupe account.
- $1000 grants to assist school theatre programs that have been negatively impacted by the cancellation of events or loss of projected revenue; this can include the purchase of equipment, costumes, lights, show rights, and help with any other issues related to getting a program up and running again this school year.