Teach Coalition to Offer Government Funding Hotline for Yeshivos and Jewish Day Schools in New York and New Jersey.
Last Wednesday, Teach Coalition announced the launch of its new “Government Funding Hotline” service, available for free to all yeshivos and Jewish day schools in New York and New Jersey. Any government funding inquiries sent into the hotline phone number, email address, or webpage will receive a rapid response from Teach Coalition’s expert Government Maximization Services Team.
Teach Coalition National Chairman Elliot Gibber said, “Yeshivos and Jewish day schools are facing unprecedented financial stress during the COVID crisis. The Government Funding Hotline will provide an invaluable resource to help every Jewish school access government funding programs.”
This dedicated government funding help line is the next step in achieving the vision of Teach Coalition – a project of the Orthodox Union – to ensure every yeshivah and Jewish day school receives its fair share of government funding.
“For too long, our schools have lost out on free government dollars available to them – for security grants, for “science, technology, engineering, and math” (STEM), and for school nurses – because government programs are often poorly advertised or overly complicated,” said Maury Litwack, Executive Director for Teach Coalition. “That ends today.”
All school funding inquiries received via the Hotline will be routed to a subject matter expert on that funding source. All inquiries will receive an initial response within one business day, with follow-up communications, as needed, for more complicated questions.
Common questions that schools can easily ask via the Government Funding Hotline include:
- What existing government programs they might be missing out on
- Whether they are eligible for a given program
- How to apply for a given program
- Program deadlines and best practices
- How to answer specific questions or sections on application forms
Teach Coalition, a project of the Orthodox Union, was formed in 2013 to mobilize the Jewish community in advocating for increased state funding for yeshivos and Jewish day schools. Thanks to the efforts of Teach Coalition and its partners, 2020 government funding for yeshivos and Jewish day schools in the six states where Teach Coalition operates – New York, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and California – exceeded $250 million.