Policy Learning Café 

Federal Funding Opportunities and Educator Preparation

May 2021 | EdPrepLab

In this session, presenters laid out the landscape of federal education funding through pandemic relief legislation passed in 2020-21. The focus was on how this funding might be leveraged to support educator preparation programs, with a specific emphasis on opportunities that have been created for programs to work in collaboration with pk-12 districts. After a broad overview of how these funding sources are structured and allocated, the presentation addressed a variety of ways these funds can be used to stabilize and diversify the educator workforce, rebuild and grow the educator pipeline, and connect preparation to other possible funding priorities on the horizon. 


  • Michael DiNapoli, Learning Policy Institute 
  • Michael Griffith, Learning Policy Institute 
  • Michael Rose, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 

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