Resources to Provide Extra Academic Help to Disadvantaged Students
Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Education is collaborating with faith-based and community organizations to ensure that every child gets a high quality education. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002, qualified faith-based and community organization are eligible to receive federal funds to meet the tremendous need to provide extra academic help for disadvantaged students.

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings said, "Across our nation, we see a great need for experienced organizations to step up to the plate and offer supplemental services. Faith-based and community groups frequently have a strong track record of helping communities and community members succeed. It is critical that we all join forces to ensure that no child is left behind.

The Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives has developed a user friendly Toolkit [download formats]PDF | Word for organizations interested in applying to become supplemental service providers. If you are unable to download this document, please contact us. For a copy of the complete non-regulatory guidance document, please visit:

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Last Modified: 04/25/2005