Methods of funding Chess in Education found in the United States:
- Extra-Curricular Chess Clubs – Public, Charter, and Private Schools
- Family Funded – students pay a monthly or annual fee to receive chess lessons and participate in a chess club
- Community Funded – Schools or chess clubs ask for private donations or partner with area businesses and civic groups (Rotary, Civitan, etc.) to raise funds for the chess program.
- School Funded – Primarily Charter or Private Schools – A teacher or chess coach is hired to teach chess classes during the school day. [Should this be in a different category since some educational goals may be included in these chess classes during the school day? Also they are not extra-curricular clubs.
- Chess in the classroom and after-school programs with chess plus enrichment activities (Chess in Education – using chess as an educational tool)
- 21st Century Grants
- Title 1 Funding
- State Department of Education Funding (grants and/or budget line items)
- Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) funding of teacher professional development