Toolkit for Faith-Based and Community Organizations
On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush ushered in a new era in education by signing into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This act is the most sweeping change in education policy in three decades. It gives information and new resources to parents, new tools to teachers and new hope to every child in America who attends a school that needs substantial improvement. President Bush and U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige have made it a priority to close the achievement gap in America’s schools. America needs the help of faith-based and community organizations to achieve this goal.
One very important part of the No Child Left Behind Act is the requirement to provide additional academic instruction for low-income children in certain schools that are in need of improvement. These supplemental educational services represent one important step in the effort to increase the academic achievement of students in low-performing schools. Faith-Based and Community Organizations (FBCOs) are eligible under this law to be providers of supplemental services to qualified low-income children and to be reimbursed for these services with federal, state or local funds.
This toolkit is designed to answer questions that you may have about what is needed to become an eligible provider of supplemental services. It is not a binding legal document. (HUD)
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