How Can I Spend My Federal Funding Dollars? Blog Feature

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite on April 22nd, 2021

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How Can I Spend My Federal Funding Dollars?

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Engagement. Inclusivity. Social-Emotional Support. With all that students have experienced in recent months, you're looking ahead to the future.

In a "normal" year, your federal funding dollars may have gone towards field trips, student performances, or hands-on lab materials. Now you have decisions to make on how to spend that funding in a meaningful way to set up for what next year will bring.

Overcoming challenges from distance learning, promoting inclusion and equality, and expanding your social-emotional support efforts are just a few concepts that will require extra action as students (hopefully) return to classrooms. Today we'll explore a few major funding streams and how you can use aligned tools to face these challenges, head-on.

The VariQuest® Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite includes the Perfecta® Series Poster Design Systems, Cutout Maker 1800 Digital Die-Cut System, Motiva® 400 Specialty Printing System, and Cold Laminator 2510 - and it's all powered by our VariQuest Design Software containing leading-edge Engage Every Learner® Content. With thousands of templates, graphics, cutouts, fonts, and collections - our content, created exclusively for education, is what sets VariQuest apart.

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Title I 

free poster types of rocks thumbPurpose: Title I provides funding to support academic achievement, specifically helping low-income students meet performance standards. 

VariQuest Alignment:

  • Differentiate instruction for visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners
  • Reinforce teachings with visual representations, graphic organizers and tangible study aids
  • Encourage cooperative learning and peer recognition via group activity and award templates

Download Title I Alignment

IDEA, Part B

Brain-Exercise-Cards1Purpose: IDEA Part B is intended to offer differentiated instructional support to raise educational success for all students and close the achievement gap.

VariQuest Alignment:

  • Supply instructional and hands-on, sensory equipment for all learners to reinforce educational concepts and a kinesthetic approach to learning
  • Promote activities which involve problem-solving, collaborative group work and critical thinking to develop 21st Century Skills

Download IDEA Alignment

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act

Goal-ThermometerPurpose: Carl Perkins funding supports career and technical education programs and strengthens the connections between secondary and post-secondary education and careers.

VariQuest Alignment:

  • Provide occupationally-relevant equipment allowing the creation of displays for academic, entrepreneurial, and technical purposes
  • Deliver inclusive technology fit for operation and skill-building by learners of all needs and types
  • Support 16 career pathways, especially functions as they relate to student-run entrepreneurial venture programs

Download Carl Perkins Alignment


tips for coping covid 19 thumbPurpose: Including Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER), Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Head Start/Early Education Programs, Certified Community Health Clinics/Mental Health & Substance Abuse Programs, Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER), and more - this funding is meant to support the coordination of efforts among state, local, tribal and other entities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19

VariQuest Alignment:

  • Create and customize directional posters, floor markers, and room labels to promote social distancing and designate restricted areas/entries
  • Organize PPE equipment with custom labels for organization, cleaning and sanitization needs, and healthcare items
  • Produce social-emotional learning supports including calming charts, mental health check-ins, feelings discussion diagrams, flash card exercise collections, and more

Download COVID Funding Alignment

And of course, these aren't the only streams that VariQuest is aligned with. For more information on these and alignment with Titles II-V, PTO Funds, Literacy & STEM Grants, and more, download the full VariQuest Funding Guide.

View Full VariQuest Funding Guide

Want to talk with one of our expert Education Consultants to view a no-obligation demonstration and brainstorm funding streams to get these tools in your school? Schedule a free consultation, now!