Government Funding

Title I Funds
Schools receive Title I funds if a certain percentage of their students receive free or reduced lunches. Some schools have used certain portions of their Title I funds for character education activities.

USA.gov for Nonprofits
This federal government resource directs nonprofit organizations to online information and services. The site includes links to relevant cabinet departments and agencies, and it contains information about grants, regulations and taxes.

21st Century Community Learning Centers
A program focusing on creating community centers and before- and after-school programming to improve academic achievement and overall development.

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
A program to prepare underprivileged secondary students for college. Although it is not the main priority of GEAR UP, organizations have successfully coordinated character education in their grant plans.

Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP)
A program for schools to start or enhance their physical education programs to meet physical education standards. Offered under the Office of Safe and Drug Free funds, schools have used this program to incorporate character education into their physical education program.