Federal Funds Can Be Used for Music Education

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Adequate funding for music education is an ever-present challenge.  Do you know that federal funds are available to every school district and can be used to support student learning in music and the arts?  We gathered the experts to learn more about the Title IV, Part A, or the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program, and the Title I and Title II funding streams, processes, and success stories in accessing these funds to expand opportunities to learn music for all students.   

Video Timestamps

:00 -:05 Welcome and Overview 
Mary Luehrsen, NAMM/The NAMM Foundation 

:05 -:15 Federal Education Funding Basics and Appropriations Update 
Amanda Karhuse, National Association for Music Education and Connie Myers, Nelson Mullins & Scarborough  

:15 -:39 How to Apply for Federal Funds and How those Funds Are Being Used 
Mark Despotakis, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and Johnathan Hamiel, North Carolina Music Educators Association  

:39 -:47 Call to Action and Survey Launch 
Scott Sheehan, and Amanda Karhuse, National Association for Music Education  

:47 –:56 Final Thoughts 
Full Panel 

The webinar marked the official launch of a short survey to collect information regarding the use of Federal funds for Music Education. This data is crucial for ongoing music education advocacy efforts in every state, in every school district. NAMM members are urged to spread the word to your music educator networks to complete the survey before Dec. 2, 2022.

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