Besides traditional line items in your school budget such as: curriculum materials and software/ technology license fees there are a number of federal grant programs that your school can use to pay for Budget Challenge.
Title I Part A Funds – Budget Challenge can be funded in schools that use Title I funds in school-wide programs that:
(iii)(I) include strategies to address the needs of all children in the school, but particularly the needs of low-achieving children and those at risk of not meeting the State student academic achievement standards who are members of the target population of any program that is included in the school-wide program, which may include —
(bb) college and career awareness and preparation, such as college and career guidance, personal finance education, and innovative teaching methods, which may include applied learning and team-teaching strategies;
Title IV - Budget Challenge can be funded under SEC. 4101: ‘‘The purpose of this sub-part is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to— ‘‘(1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; ‘‘(2) improve school conditions for student learning; and ‘‘(3) improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program grants can fund Budget Challenge under either Title I Part A or Title IV programming.
Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program – Budget Challenge can be funded as part of classroom instruction as it meets criteria of helping to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education and improve the use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy for all students.
21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant – Budget Challenge can be funded with this grant when used as part of an after-school or summer program in high priority or low-income schools.