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RtI - Funding Sources

Funding opportunities for RtI

IDEA 2004 Part B
“An LEA may use up to 15% of IDEA funds to develop and implement coordinated, early intervening services for students who have not been identified as needing special education or related services, but who need additional academic and behavioral support to succeed in a general education environment.”

Title I and Title III
These funds may be used for professional development of non-special ed staff as well as for RTI related activities

REAP (Rural Education Achievement Program Initiative)
These funds target small rural districts

Transferability
These funds target larger urban districts.

School Improvement Grants
Schools and districts in program improvement may receive additional funds to help them make Adequate Yearly Progress.

Small Rural Schools Achievement Program Funds through REAP
Eligible schools can apply for these additional funds through the U.S. Department of Education.

General Funds
District’s general funds:If your school staff really believes the RTI process will make a difference, you should consider collecting the data and showing how it will improve student achievement, approach your school board, and request funds to sustain it.

Pooling Resources
Federal regulations allow school districts to pool their resources to share services among several schools.

Source: http://www.spectrumk12.com/blog/funding_support_for_response_to_intervention