Title I, Part A, Basic Grant

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A categorical program that is included in the Consolidated Application, this funding source provides financial assistance to LEAs and schools with high percentages of economically-disadvantaged students to help low-achieving students enrolled in the highest poverty schools meet state academic standards and assessments. LEAs with an LEA Plan are eligible to apply.

Each of the program's four components has a different eligibility requirement:

  • Basic Grants--LEA's formula children must be at least two percent of district's total age 5 to 17 population and 10 formula children
  • Concentration Grants: LEA's formula children must be at least 15 percent of district's total age 5 to 17 population or 6,500 formula children
  • Targeted Grants: LEA's formula children must be at least five percent of district's total age 5 to 17 population and 10 formula children
  • Education Finance Incentive Grants: LEA's formula children must be at least five percent of district's total age 5 to 17 population and 10 formula children

Schools with approximately 45 to 50 percent free and reduced lunch (FRL) students will qualify for all four programs. To calculate a rough estimate of the Title I funding available to your school, total the number of FRL qualified students. Multiple this total by the state's "conversion factor" of 32.32%. This will determine the number of students who qualify for Title I funds.

For example, 100 FRL students x .3232 = 32 Title I students. If the school qualifies for all Title I programs, the funding rate is roughly $1,200 for each of these 41 students, or $38,400.

Funds can be used to support effective, research-based educational strategies that close the achievement gap between high-and low-performing students and enable the students to meet the state's challenging academic standards. Such strategies include extra instruction in reading and mathematics, as well as special preschool, after-school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.

*Note: Charter schools apply for Title I, Part A through the Consolidated Funding Application. The Consolidated Application (Conn App) is an application and reporting process for direct-funded charter schools and school districts that are applying for federal categorical funding.

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