> Parental Information and Resource Centers
Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) help implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement and that strengthen partnerships among parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and other school personnel in meeting the education needs of children. Sec. 5563 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires the recipients of PIRC grants to: serve both rural and urban areas; use at least half their funds to serve areas with high concentrations of low-income children; and use at least 30 percent of the funds they receive for early childhood parent programs.
For a directory of PIRCs by state, go to
General Program Requirements:
Who May Apply: (specifically) Nonprofit organizations or a consortium of a nonprofit organization and a local education agency (LEA) may apply. In the case of an application submitted by a consortium that includes an LEA, the nonprofit organization must serve as the applicant agency. Faith-based and community organizations are eligible to apply for funding provided that they are nonprofit organizations.
To locate the PIRCs in your state and to learn about the services they offer, visit:
Program Contact Information:
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U.S. Department of Education