Funding RTI

Funding for elements of an RtI program within your district or school can come from a variety of sources. Options outlined by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) include:

  • Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) funds may be used for additional services for students who have been identified as needing increased supports to succeed in the general curriculum (training, coaching, personnel, staff release time, travel costs, supplies and materials). Funds set aside for CEIS may be used to pay for academic or behavioral interventions and progress monitoring of those interventions. CEIS funds may not be used for Universal curriculum or universal screening.
  • Targeted Assistance Title 1 schools may use Title 1 funds for students who have been identified as needing additional supplementary academic supports to succeed in the general curriculum (training, coaching, personnel, staff release time, travel costs, supplies, and materials). Title 1 funds may be used to pay for academic interventions and progress monitoring of those interventions for eligible students. Title 1 funds may not be used for Universal curriculum or universal screening.
  • School-wide Title 1 Schools may use their Title 1 and a portion of their IDEA funds to support an RtI system. Funds set aside to support the Title 1 School-wide school's RtI system may be used for any portion of the RtI system.
  • Federal IDEA grant funds for supports for students with disabilities (RtI costs incurred by special education personnel).
  • Local funds may be used to support any costs associated with implementing RtI.