Missouri's Close the Gap Grant

Written by: ArgoPrep Team



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Missouri's Close the Gap Grant is an exciting opportunity for K-12 students to receive up to $1,500 in financial assistance for valuable educational resources. This program recognizes the power of personalized learning and prioritizes investments in tutoring services, with the aim of bridging the gap and creating brighter futures for all students.

The Impact of Close the Gap Grant:

  • Personalized learning: The grant empowers parents to invest in personalized tutoring, allowing students to address specific needs and learning styles for maximized academic growth.
  • Improved academic performance: Studies reveal that quality tutoring significantly boosts confidence, understanding, and study skills, leading to better grades and test scores.
  • Accessible resources: The grant opens doors to valuable educational resources, making them more accessible to students from all backgrounds.
  • Empowering families: Parents gain increased control over their child's educational journey, choosing resources that align with their individual needs and goals.

Where ArgoPrep Comes In:

As an approved vendor for Odyssey, the platform managing the Close the Gap Grant, ArgoPrep is proud to offer its award-winning educational workbooks as a resource for grant recipients. Our engaging, curriculum-aligned materials cover all four core subjects: math, English Language Arts, science, and social studies. 

Why Choose ArgoPrep Workbooks?

  • Targeted practice: Our workbooks offer focused exercises aligned with state standards, helping students master specific skills and fill any learning gaps.
  • Interactive learning & Video Explanations: ArgoPrep workbooks come included with video explanations that can be accessed on our platform which are especially helpful for visual and auditory learners. You can find the answer key in the back of our workbooks but also access video explanation support. 
  • Flexible support: Parents can use ArgoPrep workbooks alongside tutoring or supplement with any other textbooks. At ArgoPrep, we have specifically created these workbooks to serve as a perfect supplement. 
  • 30-Day Return Policy: As long as you do not write on the workbooks, you can always return them for free if our workbooks are not a good fit for your needs. 

Ready to explore how ArgoPrep can help your child thrive? Visit https://missouri.withodyssey.com/marketplace-tour/  and you can find our workbooks available on that platform!

For any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at info@argoprep.com 

Close the Gap Grant

Close the Gap Grant: FAQ for Missouri Families

Q: What is the Close the Gap Grant?

A: The Close the Gap Grant is a Missouri program offering one-time financial assistance (up to $1,500) to K-12 public and charter school students for educational expenses. It prioritizes families with incomes below 185% of the federal poverty level but is open to all eligible students.

Q: Who is eligible for the grant?

A: To be eligible, your child must:

  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Be currently enrolled in K-12 in a Missouri public school district or charter school
  • Come from a household with an income below 185% of the federal poverty level (though higher-income families may still be eligible if funds remain)

Q: What can the grant be used for?

A: The grant funds can be used for a variety of allowable educational expenses, including:

  • Tutoring: Individual or group tutoring in any subject
  • Educational materials: Textbooks, workbooks, study guides, online learning subscriptions
  • Technology: Laptops, tablets, educational software
  • Other approved expenses: Educational camps, specialized learning programs, college application fees

Q: How do I use the grant funds?

A: If approved, you'll access your grant funds through an Odyssey account. You can use these funds to directly purchase approved services and products through the Odyssey Marketplace (which includes ArgoPrep!), or submit receipts for eligible expenses you've already incurred between July 1, 2022, and June 1, 2024.

Q: I have questions about ArgoPrep and how it can be used with the grant.

A: ArgoPrep is an approved vendor for Odyssey, so you can absolutely use your grant funds to purchase our award-winning educational workbooks! Our workbooks are located in Odyssey's marketplace. If you have questions specifically relating to our products and workbooks, you are welcome to email us at info@argoprep.com 

Q: Where can I find more information about the Close the Gap Grant?

You can find additional information and resources on the state education department's website: https://dese.mo.gov/close-gap-grant-program