Federal Programs and Title Information
Title I, Part A
Title I is the largest federally funded program in our nation’s schools. The purpose of these funds is to improve teaching and learning for students in high-poverty schools so that students meet the state’s challenging content and performance standards.
The Title II program is designed to provide students from low-income families with greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders. These funds may be used to expand professional development that train and support teachers, principals, and other school leaders.
The purpose of the Title III program is to improve the education of English Learners (ELs) by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic standards. An EL can be any student who lists a language other than English on the home langauge survey, and qualifies for services based on the W-APT or WIDA screener. ELs can be both immigrant and non-immigrant students.
The purpose of Title IV is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of state and local agencies, as well as the local community to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
The Small, Rural Education Achievement Program is an initiative designed to address the unique needs of rural school districts. Districts are identified to receive these funds as a supplement for lack of resources to compete for other federal competitive grants or because they may receive formula allocations that are too small to be used effectively for their intended purposes.
Title IX – Education for Homeless Children
All school districts are required to provide needed services to homeless children. The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending and succeeding in school with a strong emphasis on the importance of school stability for homeless children and youths.