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Title II, Part A

Title II, Part A is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) grant program that provides supplemental funding to help support effective instruction. ED awards Title II, Part A funds to state educational agencies, which then sub-grant funds to LEAs.

Overview

SECTION 2001

(20 United States Code 6601) PURPOSE External link opens in new window or tab.

The purpose of Title II is to provide supplemental activities that strengthen the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders which includes:

  • Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging state academic standards;
  • Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
  • Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and
  • Provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Title II, Part A can be used to improve teacher and principal quality which include induction programs, professional development and support professional growth, equitable access to quality educators and recruitment for hard-to-find educator positions. Title II, Part A equitable services must be offered to eligible nonprofit private schools located within the LEA boundaries. LEAs must consult with participating private schools.

Resources

 

Governance & Accountability

The California Department of Education (CDE) is required by federal and state laws to monitor implementation of Title II, Part A programs by LEAs. LEAs are responsible for creating and maintaining programs which meet minimum fiscal and programmatic requirements.

Compliance Monitoring

Supporting Effective Instruction Monitoring Instrument

Supportive Effective Instruction (SEI) Program Monitoring Instrument is inclusive of Title II, Part A federal and state legal requirements organized into statutory core items and supporting items arranged under seven general CDE dimensions. During monitoring reviews, the SEI program instrument is used to determine whether an LEA is meeting the requirements of program items during the CDE Federal Program Monitoring process.

Selected program items with added resources:

 

Laws, Regulation, & Policy

Federal and state guidance related to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title II, Part A.

Federal Legislation

State Guidance

  • California Code of Regulations External link opens in new window or tab.
    Official compilation and publication of the regulations adopted, amended, or repealed by state agencies pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act.

Local Control and Accountability Plan Federal Addendum

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Federal Addendum is meant to supplement the LCAP to ensure that eligible LEAs have the opportunity to meet the LEA Plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The LCAP Federal Addendum Template must be completed and submitted to the California Department of Education (CDE) to apply for ESSA funding.

LEAs are encouraged to review the LCAP Federal Addendum annually with their LCAP, as ESSA funding should be considered in yearly strategic planning. The CDE emphasizes that the LCAP Federal Addendum should not drive LCAP development. ESSA funds are supplemental to state funds, just as the LCAP Federal Addendum supplements your LCAP. LEAs are encouraged to integrate their ESSA funds into their LCAP development as much as possible to promote strategic planning of all resources; however, this is not a requirement.

LEAs should maintain copies of both the CDE Approved version of the LCAP Federal Addendum and the annual update for federal program monitoring.

Equitable Services

COVID-19 Resources

 

Funding

Application, allocation, and resources pertaining to applying for Title II, Part A sub-grants, allowable use of funds and financial reporting.

Consolidated Application

  • Consolidated Application (ConApp)
    A two-part application and reporting process for multiple state and federal, formula-driven, categorical program funds submitted by county offices, school districts, and direct-funded charter schools.

Funding

  • Title II Categorical Program Funding
    Yearly funding entitlements, apportionments and letters. Title II, Part A, Supporting Effective Instruction is a federal categorical program contained in the ConApp. The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts: (1) improve teacher and principal quality through professional development and other activities, and (2) providing low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.
  • Funding Results
    Recipients program entitlements, apportionments, and letter detailing funding information for the 2019–20 fiscal year.
  • Indirect Costs External link opens in new window or tab.
    Office of the Chief Financial Officer from the ED website “So You Want to Know About Indirect Costs”
  • California School Accounting Manual (CSAM) 2019 Edition
    Guidance from the CSAM for accounting and financial reporting by LEAs.
  • Transferability Guidance (DOCX)
    Transferability guidance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
  • Fact Sheet for Transferring State-and Local-Level Funds (Section 5103 of the ESEA External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    The fact sheet re-releases the information, originally distributed to SEAs in 2017, about opportunities available under the ESEA for transferring certain ESEA formula grant funds used for State-level activities.

 

Technical Assistance

  • Quality Professional Learning Standards
    Quality professional learning standards identify characteristics of professional learning that are most likely to support educators in building individual and collective capacity to meet professional, school, and student performance expectations.
  • Professional Standards
    Resources related to the performance standards for teachers, administrators, and professional learning systems that are intended to help develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to increase capacity and improve educator effectiveness.
  • Educator Excellence
    Information and resources regarding educator excellence aligned to the Greatness by Design report from the Educator Excellence Task Force.
  • Administrator's Assignment Manual External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    Designed for school site administrators who are responsible for assigning teachers and other certificated employees to specific positions and by personnel officers and credential technicians.
  • Educator Evaluation Systems
    Information for districts, the general public, and interested parties who wish to learn more about Teacher and Principal Evaluation at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Letter to Congress: Request to maintain funding to Department of Education (PDF)

 

Contacts

Questions about ConApp and/or CARS

Questions about Compliance Monitoring and Title II Program

ListServs

Title II, Part A Listserv: If you would like to receive updates via email notification, subscribe to the Title II, Part A listserv by sending a blank message to join-Title-II@mlist.cde.ca.gov.

Private School Listserv: If you would like to receive updates via email notification, subscribe to the private school professional development listserv by sending a blank message to join-private-school-professional-development@mlist.cde.ca.gov.

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Listserv: If you would like to receive updates regarding the LCFF via email notification, subscribe to the LCFF listserv by sending a blank message to join-LCFF-list@mlist.cde.ca.gov.

State and Federal Program Director Listserv: If you would like to receive updates via email notification regarding the State and Federal Program Director meeting, please subscribe to the listserv by sending a blank email message to join-state-and-federal-programs-directors@mlist.cde.ca.gov.

 

 

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Last Reviewed: Monday, September 21, 2020
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