Applicants for the Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) Coach preparation program may apply for financial assistance for completing the program. The Jacobson Center makes available certain funds that are awarded on a competitive basis. Factors taken into consideration in the awarding of funds include evidence of low achievement or high-risk factors that are often correlated with low achievement (socio-economic, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity), as well as systemic commitment to the PCL program. The application for financial assistance lists these factors in more detail. At the end of the application, applicants are asked to provide commentary and documentation that provide greater detail regarding the district's or agency’s decision to apply for admission to the PCL program.
- The Jacobson Center does not provide financial assistance for more than one coach application from the same building, nor to buildings where financial assistance was provided to previously prepare a coach within the past three (3) years.
- Reading Recovery teacher leaders who apply for financial assistance to complete the program are guaranteed funding through the Jacobson Center.