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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

Comparability Documents

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).

Fiscal Information
Information is provided about Title I entitlements:

Homeless Education
Guidance, information, and assistance to ensure educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness are provided.

Local Educational Agency Plan
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.


School Allocations

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

School Improvement Grant (SIG)

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

Schoolsite Council and Waiver
The school site council annually reviews and updates the SPSA.

Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
Information for schools who receive funds for federal and state categorical programs such as Title I, Part A must ensure a SPSA is developed, approved, reviewed, and evaluated at least annually by the school site council.

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

Statewide System of School Support (S4)

Targeted Assistance Schools
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

Last Reviewed: Friday, March 23, 2018
Recently Posted in Title I: Improving Academic Achievement
  • Title I, Part A Capital Expenditures (added 14-Mar-2018)
    Information pertaining capital expenditures purchases and disposal of equipment with Title I, Part A Funds.
  • Title I, Part A Reservations (added 14-Mar-2018)
    Required and authorized reservations of Title I, Part A funds by local educational agencies.
  • Title I, Part A School Allocations (added 14-Mar-2018)
    Local educational agencies shall allocate funds to eligible school attendance areas or eligible schools.
  • Title I, Part A School Choice (added 14-Mar-2018)
    When schools do not meet state targets for improving the achievement of all students, LEAs may offer the option of School Choice to send their student to another school.
  • CEPIP Application Workshop Webinar 2 (PDF) (added 16-Feb-2018)
    PowerPoint Presentation for the CEPIP Application Workshop Webinar 2.