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Title I, Part A

Title I, Part A federal funds help to meet the educational needs of students in California schools.

Funds are used to support effective, evidence-based educational strategies that close the achievement gap and enable the students to meet the state's challenging academic standards. Title I-funded schools are either Targeted Assistance Schools (TAS) or Schoolwide Program (SWP) schools.

Authorized Use of Funds

Capital Expenditure / Disposal of Equipment

Carryover and Waiver
Title I, Part A limits the amount of carryover funds allocated to a local educational agency (LEA) for each fiscal year.

Closeout
Report fiscal year expenditures to calculate Title I, Part A unspent funds.

Comparability of Services

Equitable Services Ombudsman

Equitable Services for Title I Students
Title I requires that a local educational agency (LEA) provides eligible private school children with Title I educational services that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Information regarding California's plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

LEA Allocations
LEA allocations are intended to help elementary and secondary schools establish and maintain programs that will improve the educational opportunities of low-income and disadvantaged students.

Local Educational Agency Plan Provisions
All LEAs in California that receive federal funds must adhere to the LEA Plan provisions and assurances as required in the ESSA.

Neglected Reservation
Title I, Part A allocation for services to students who reside in eligible institutions for neglected children and youth or who are attending a community day program for such children within the LEA boundaries.

Parent and Family Engagement
Information related to implementation of programs, activities, and procedures for the engagement of parents and family members of Title I students.

Preschool Programs
Use of Title I, Part A funds for preschool programs.

Program Improvement
Information regarding Program Improvement (PI) for schools and LEAs.

Reservations

School Allocations

School Choice
LEAs may elect to offer the Choice program to new students enrolled in schools.

School Student Counts
Title I, Part A school student counts are collected and reported by the LEA on an annual basis.

School Support
Information pertaining to resources and assistance for school support.

Schoolwide Programs (SWP)
A SWP is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program for all students in a Title I school.

State and Federal Program Directors Meetings
Technical assistance for LEA's pertaining to state and federal programs.

Supplement Not Supplant
Title I federal funds help to meet the educational needs of students in California schools.

Targeted Assistance Schools (TAS)
A LEA serving a TAS may only use Title I, Part A funds received only for programs that provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.

Title I Conference Information

Title I Monitoring and Support
Federal and state laws require the California Department of Education to monitor implementation of Title I, Part A and Title I, Part D programs operated by LEAs.

Questions:   Title I Policy and Program Guidance Office | TitleI@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0917
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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    Local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving Title I, Part A funds must provide comparable services to all schools within the LEA using state and local funds.
  • Comparability Form Completion Instructions (added 07-Aug-2019)
    For local educational agencies (LEAs) to use for planning purposes in calculating Teacher Full-time Equivalent, to determine Title I, Part A Comparability of Services among schools within the LEA.
  • Sample Timeline for Determining Comparability (added 07-Aug-2019)
    The following is a suggested timeline for local educational agencies (LEAs) to use to accomplish tasks to determine Title I, Part A Comparability of Services among schools within the LEA.
  • ESSA CSI COE Application for Funding Instructions (added 20-Jun-2019)
    Instructions for County Offices of Education (COEs) using the web-based Grant Management and Reporting Tool (GMART) to submit the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) COE Application for Funding.
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    Instructions for local educational agencies (LEAs) using the web-based Grant Management and Reporting Tool (GMART) to submit the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) LEA Application for Funding.

  • GMART ESSA CSI LEA Fiscal Reporting Instructions (added 20-Jun-2019)
    Instructions and guidance for local educational agencies (LEAs) with schools that meet the criteria for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to use the Grant Management and Reporting Tool (GMART).