TRUTH: While most districts are receiving more money, there are still spending requirements. In particular, they must spend the additional dollars they received for their most underserved students to increase or improve services for those students. Supplemental and concentration grant funds cannot be shuffled into across-the-board pay raises or into general programs, however worthy those programs may be. On the other hand, base grant revenues—money that is meant to keep the lights on and a school running—can be used for those purposes.