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Title I, Part D, Subpart 1

Public education for children and adults in institutions for neglected and delinquent children and youth, are attending a community day program, or in an adult correctional institution provided by a State agency.

The Neglected and Delinquent Program under Title I, Part D of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consists of two subparts. Subpart 1 is the State Agency (SA) Neglected and Delinquent formula grant program; Subpart 2 is the local educational agency (LEA) program.

The State Educational Agency (SEA) receives formula funds based on the number of children in State-operated institutions and per-pupil educational expenditures. Each state's allocation is generated by child counts in State juvenile institutions that provide at least 20 hours of instruction from non-federal funds and adults in correctional institutions that provide 15 hours of instruction a week. The SEA then makes subgrants to SAs based on their proportional share of the State's adjusted count of neglected or delinquent children and youth.

Eligibility

The SA Application for the Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk grant, also known as the Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 program, is available to any California SA that is responsible for providing free public education for children and youth:

  • in institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth;
  • attending community day programs for neglected or delinquent children and youth; or
  • in adult correctional institutions.

Purpose

According to ESSA Section 1401(a), the purposes of Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 is to:

  1. to improve educational services for children and youth in local and tribal 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. to provide such children and youth with the services needed to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and

  3. to 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, with a support system to ensure their continued education and the involvement of their families and communities.

Program Requirements

According to ESSA Section 1415 et al., funds are to be used to increase academic performance in school and services for successful transition. The use of Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 funds shall concentrate on providing participants with the knowledge and skills needed to make a successful transition to secondary school completion, career and technical education, further education, or employment. If the SA operates a program under Title I, Part D, Subpart 1, and the individual children or youth are likely to participate for more than one year, the SEA may approve the SA’s application for a period of not more than three years.

Under ESSA Section 1418, the SAs awarded Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 funds must reserve for transition not less than 15 percent and not more than 30 percent of the Part D allocation for each fiscal year to support:

  • Projects that facilitate the transition of students between state-operated institutions and schools served by LEAs or;

  • The successful reentry of youth offenders who are age 20 or younger and have received a regular high school diploma into postsecondary education or career and technical training program.

Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 programs must provide educational services that are designed to support:

  1. children and youth identified by the SA as failing, or most at-risk of failing, to meet the State's challenging academic content standards and student academic achievement standards;

  2. the improvement and quality of the educational services provided to such children and youth by the SA; and

  3. children and youth by providing an opportunity to meet challenging State academic achievement standards.

Per OMB 1810-0060, U.S. Department of Education (ED) Form 4376 External link opens in new window or tab., Title I, Part D grant recipients are required to submit the Annual Report of Children in Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children, Adult Correctional Institutions, and Community Day Programs for Neglected or Delinquent Children (Annual Child Count). The purpose of this annual report is to provide the ED with required student count data. Student count data is used by the ED in the computation of grants to SAs responsible for providing free public education for children in institutions or community day programs for neglected or delinquent children.

Per ESSA Section 1431, each Title I, Part D grant recipient that conducts a program under Subpart 1 or Subpart 2 shall evaluate the program not less than once every three years to determine, in part, the program’s impact on the participant’s ability:

  • to maintain and improve education achievement and graduate from high school;
  • to accrue school credits towards graduation;
  • to transition to a regular program or other education program operated by an LEA;
  • to complete high school and obtain employment after leaving the correctional facility; and, as appropriate;
  • to participate in postsecondary education and job training programs.

Grant Requirements

Successful applications will be approved for a three-year grant period. The California Department of Education (CDE) will issue a new grant award each fiscal year (FY) for each of the three years. The grant award period for each grant will run concurrent with the state FY, beginning July 1 of each year and ending June 30 of the following year.

The distribution of funding among the object codes must clearly support the activities approved in the SA’s application.

Under ESSA Section 1413, the CDE may determine that an SA does not need the full amount of the subgrant for which the SA is eligible for any fiscal year. The CDE may reallocate the amount that will not be needed to other eligible SAs that need additional funds to carry out the purpose of Title I, Part D, Subpart 1, in such amounts as the CDE shall determine.

Grant Timeline

SAs awarded a Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 grant will be required to do the following: 

Required Due
The Annual Report of Children in Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children, Adult, Correctional Institutions, and Community Day Programs for Neglected or Delinquent Children (Annual Child Count)
Annually each October
Consolidated Application Reporting Systems (CARS) Spring Release Data Collections for Title I, Part D, Subpart 1
Annually each June
State Agency Application Three-Year Program Evaluation (DOCX)
June of final year of grant cohort

Application Submission Process

All applications will be screened for compliance with the grant requirements. The application must be submitted to the Federal Programs and Reporting Office (FPRO) by email at TITLEI@cde.ca.gov.

    1. Only emailed applications will be accepted.

    2. Applications must have scanned original signatures on the Application Contact and Signature Form.

    3. Late applications will not be accepted.

The following list of requirements, a. – e., must be submitted in the following order:

    1. SA Application Contact and Signature Form
       
    2. SA Application Narrative

    3. SA Application General Assurances

    4. SA Application Three-Year Budget Estimate

    5. SA Application Budget Narrative

Prospective applicants must follow the SA Application format and content requirements for preparing applications. SA Applications that do not meet these specifications will be returned without review.

NOTE: Program evaluation requirements are due June 2023. Do not return program evaluation with your SA Application.

Application Review

Applications meeting grant requirements will be read and reviewed by CDE staff familiar with Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 program implementation, program evaluation, program data collection, and appropriate use of program funds.

Application Appeal Process

Appeals are limited to the grounds that the application process described in the SA Application was not followed. Appeals to the grant awards must be postmarked within five working days of receipt of award letter. Late appeals will not be considered. The protesting applicant must file a full and complete written appeal, including the reason for appeal, issue(s) in dispute, legal authority or other basis for the appellant’s position, and the remedy sought. Applicants who wish to appeal the decision must submit a letter of appeal by email to TITLEI@cde.ca.gov.

2020–2023 State Agency Application

To apply for 2020–2023 Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 grant funds, complete and submit the below documents to FPRO no later than Friday, April 17, 2020:

Funding Results

Information is provided about Title I entitlements:

Resources

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.

Federal Non-Regulatory Guidance External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
The 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 Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center External link opens in new window or tab.
For the Education of Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk (NDTAC)

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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