Funding Resources

Funding for SEL

Kognito is your resource for funding breakdowns and overviews. Learn how federal, state, and local resources can allow you to bring the power of Kognito’s experiential learning to your school or district.

Teachers & Students

The Resources Districts Need to Fund SEL Curriculum & Professional Development

Did you know that there are a variety of funds available to schools and districts to help fund the adoption of SEL products and solutions? Navigating the options and provisions of funding can be overwhelming, and we're here to help. We believe that budget should not be an obstacle to supporting the safety and mental well-being of your students and staff.

Recently, three stimulus bills have been passed by Congress under the CARES Act providing $190.5B to across three ESSER funds. A portion of these relief dollars can be used to fund the purchase of mental health solutions to aid both students and educators.

ESSER Funding

ESSER funds under the CARES Act totaling $190.5B can be used to support SEL curriculum and professional development for staff. We encourage all schools and districts to take advantage of these funds before the deadline.

Federal Funding

At the federal level, Kognito's solutions meet the eligibility criteria for Discretionary, Pass-Through and Formula funding. You may apply indirectly through the state, or your school may automatically receive funds if it meets certain grant criteria.

State and Local Funding

According to the U.S. Department of Education, over 90% of funding for PK-12 education comes from nonfederal sources, such as those within your state and community. Each state and community has its own unique funding opportunities.

Grant Application Assistance

There are a few simple steps to follow to begin the grant process.
1. Register at
2. Ensure you meet the criteria
3. Get approval from administration
4. Prepare a compelling case
5. Watch for new funds

For assistance, please contact your Kognito account representative.


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Download Kognito's Funding Guide

Download your complimentary guide to learn how and where you can secure funding to help bring the power of Kognito’s experiential learning to your institution. This easy-to-follow resource outlines key learnings from our experiences helping clients like you successfully secure funding.

Kognito has been instrumental in providing training to over 1.5 million educators, administrators, students, and their communities.

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