National Education Policy & Funding

Dive deeper into music education advocacy with these tools. Familiarize yourself with federal, state, and local education funding and engage in policies related to music education.

Federal Relief Funding for the Music Classroom

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package, includes $128 billion for K-12 education, as well as a number of other provisions that will affect schools.

Music is part of a well-rounded education as defined by the federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and supported in state laws throughout the country. What does that have to do with the stimulus bill? Well, ESSA will unlock relief funds for music education!

Title IV-A

Title IV, Part A is part of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Learn what you need to know and how you can use these funds for your music program.

NAfME Civic Action Field Guide

Better understand the processes behind how public education is governed and funded, with an eye toward supporting high-quality music education in districts across the country.

Grassroots Action Center

Add your voice to the legislative process and support music education in federal policy by contacting your congress person.

NAMM Advocacy Summit

Stakeholders in music education gathered online for advocacy briefing and training to contact Members of Congress, as well as state and local officials, about the essential role music learning plays in every child’s education.