State and Federal Funding

Improve student outcomes and support classroom discourse, civic education, and civic literacy. 


How can Close Up help?

In Close Up’s 50+ years of working hand in hand with students and teachers, we have developed extensive experience in managing ESSER, state, and federal grant funding. State and federal funds can go toward our professional development sessions for educators, our customized curricula and classroom resources, our experiential programs in our nation’s capital and in local communities, and our virtual after-school and summer programs. All of our work with ESSER funding aligns with the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework and its commitment to inquiry, deliberation, and the experiences of civic life.

Whether you’re interested in developing capstone projects for students earning a state civic seal or having us design a civic engagement curriculum, Close Up can help you find state or federal funding.


Learn about our proven approach to civic education and literacy. 

Recent research, including a study by Paula McAvoy of North Carolina State University and Gregory McAvoy of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, has shown that the deliberative strategies used by Close Up can help reduce partisan divisions among students.

Check out some of the work we’ve done partnering with school districts nationwide to meet their civic education and literacy goals. 



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