Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Title I, Part D

Subgrants to support the operation of local educational agencies to provide educational programs that prepare children and youth for further education, employment training, and successful transition from the correctional facility.


The purpose of Title I, Part D Neglected, Delinquent, or At-risk Children and Youth is to:

  1. Improve educational services for children and youth in local, tribal, and state institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that such children and youth have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children in the State are expected to meet;
  2. Provide such children and youth with the services needed to make successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and
  3. Prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school, and to provide dropouts, and children and youth returning from correctional facilities or institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth, and with a support system to ensure their continued education and the involvement of their families and communities.

Title I, Part D, Subpart 1
Subgrants to State agencies (SAs) are based on the allocation amount under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1412, shall allocate to each State educational agency (SEA), an amount necessary to make subgrants to State agencies under Subpart 1.

Title I, Part D, Subpart 2
Subgrants to LEAs for the purposes of carrying out Subpart 2, funds are generated throughout the State under Part A of this Title based on the children and youth residing in local correctional facilities or attending community day programs for delinquent children and youth.

Recorded Webinar

The staff of the Title I Policy, Program, and Support Office developed and recorded a PowerPoint presentation to provide in-depth information regarding Title I, Part A and Title I, Part D with a specific focus on completion of required forms in the Consolidated application and Reporting System (CARS/ConApp) which is maintained by the California Department of Education (CDE).

To access the webinar, select the following:
Tips for Completing Title I, Part A & Part D Forms – 2023 Winter Release of the CARS/ConApp (Video; 2:02:45).

The purpose of this recorded webinar is to provide technical assistance to LEAs regarding how to complete the Title I, Part A and Title I, Part D forms in the 2023 Winter Release of the CARS/ConApp.

Capital Expenditure/Disposal of Equipment
Information pertaining to capital outlay expenditures, equipment inventory and disposal for all items $500 or more, or items that are considered highly pilferable (i.e., easily lost or stolen) with Federal and State funds. This is a requirement for all LEAs, County Offices of Education (COEs), Charter Schools, and SAs.

Supplement Not Supplant
Title I Federal funds are supplemental funds and are to be used to meet the educational needs of students in California schools and educational facilities.

Governance and Accountability

The CDE is required by federal and state laws to monitor implementation of Title I, Part D programs by COEs and SAs. COEs and SAs are responsible for creating and maintaining programs which meet minimum fiscal and programmatic requirements.

Neglected and Delinquent Monitoring Instrument

The Neglected and Delinquent (NorD) Program Monitoring Instrument is inclusive of Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 Federal and State legal requirements organized into statutory core items and supporting items arranged under five general CDE dimensions. During monitoring reviews, the NorD program instrument is used to determine whether a COE is meeting the requirements of the program items during the CDE Federal Program Monitoring process.

Policy and Regulation

Federal and state guidance related to the ESSA, Title I, Part D (Neglected, Delinquent, and At-Risk)

Federal Legislation

State Guidance


Sign up for the Title I listserv to stay up-to-date on all Title I communications. Sign-up for the California/CDE Title I listserv by sending a "blank" email message to


ESSA, Title I Part D — Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk External link opens in new window or tab.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education ESSA Title I, Part D web page.

Federal Non-Regulatory Guidance External link opens in new window or tab. (DOC)
The non-regulatory guidance describes the requirements of the Subpart 1 SA and Subpart 2 LEA programs and the evaluation requirements in Subpart 3. The guidance also provides suggestions for addressing many of these requirements.

The National Technical Assistance Center (NDTAC) for The Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth External link opens in new window or tab.
NDTAC is the national technical assistance provider to states and those who support or provide education to youth who are Neglected or Delinquent.

Office of Justice Programs (OJJP) External link opens in new window or tab.
OJJP supports local and state efforts to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.

Coordinating Council External link opens in new window or tab.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (The Council) examines how federal juvenile delinquency programs and other federal programs and activities can be coordinated among federal, state, and local governments to better serve at-risk children and juveniles.

A Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and Participation in Juvenile Justice Programs External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program Report (June,1977).

Questions:   Sherry Davis | Title I Policy, Program, and Support Office |
Last Reviewed: Friday, May 19, 2023
Recently Posted in Title I: Improving Academic Achievement
  • FY 2022–23 GMART CSI LEA Reporting Instructions (added 27-Apr-2023)
    Grant Management and Reporting Tool (GMART) instructions for local educational agencies (LEAs) with schools that meet the criteria for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022–23.