Discover which funding sources you can use to purchase iCEV
Because iCEV is a dynamic, modern solution to a traditional textbook, you can use various funding sources to purchase iCEV. Read below to discover the right allowable use for your district.
The iCEV platform features more than 1,400 lessons across 11 subject areas and 16 career clusters, with more than 100 courses aligned to state and national standards. The iCEV Testing Platform offers 16 industry certifications from 12 certifying agencies.
iCEV’s online platform easily integrates into existing coursework and can be accessible from a variety of educational settings and teaching styles, including blended learning, flipped classroom, hybrid, in-person and self-paced. The platform provides customization options for differentiated learning and includes features such as progress tracking, automatic grading and LMS/SSO integrations. Additionally, the iCEV platform offers options accommodations and modifications, as well as strategy guides for special populations and Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins V) outlines the requirements for a high-quality CTE program, including boosting school engagement and on-time graduation, enhancing academic learning, addressing learning loss, incorporating hands-on learning opportunities, and offering a state-aligned curriculum.
Perkins V provides over $1.4 billion in federal funding for CTE education each year as an act of U.S. Congress. Each state receives a portion of this funding, which is then distributed to districts to help fund their CTE programs.
In 2020 and 2021, Congress passed three bills providing nearly $190 billion in funding for districts and schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. ESSER funds are distributed to state and local education agencies based on the proportional share under Title I.
Monies from the ESSER Fund may be used for any activity authorized under ESEA, IDEA, McKinney-Vento subtitle B, AEFLA, and Perkins V acts.
The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) authorizes federal adult education programs through Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. AEFLA aims to help adults develop basic skills in areas like reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving. Funding for AEFLA comes from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education and is administered at the state level.
ESEA, Title I, Part A; Title II, Title III, Title IV
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the national education law of the United States. It includes the Native Hawaiian Education Act and the Alaska Native Educational Equity, Support, and Assistance Act. ESEA was most recently reauthorized in 2015 with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Under ESEA Title IV, the federal government funds well-rounded career preparation activities using technology. Title I offers funding for career and technical education programs to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce. Since 2022, additional ESEA funding has become available through the Stronger Connections Grant.
IDEA, Part B
The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) supports students with disabilities by offering access to high-quality CTE programs, specifically students’ participation in work-based learning opportunities. Within Section 504, the act states COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for LEAs and the students. The responsibility for schools to comply continues in ensuring eligible students with disabilities receive Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act addresses educational barriers faced by learners experiencing homelessness, emphasizing CTE program access and preparation for living-wage employment. McKinney-Vento was reauthorized as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The reauthorization states that funding is reserved for students experiencing homelessness who are not attending a participating Title I school.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal law emphasizing the development of the national workforce. WIOA assists employers in providing opportunities for young people and the disadvantaged. The act is overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor and is administered at the state level through workforce development programs.
As an approved textbook provider in many states, iCEV can also be purchased using state textbook funds through adoption processes, as well as specialized grants. For more information about funding for your state and school district, visit RFPMatch.com and GrantsAlert.com.