Title I/Title I, Part A, Set-Asides

Title I and Homelessness

Title I, Part A, of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) provides financial assistance through State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs or school districts) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of disadvantaged children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic achievement standards. Title I is designed to support state and local school reform efforts tied to challenging state academic standards in order to reinforce efforts to improve teaching and learning for students struggling to meet state standards.

ESEA Title I and Homeless Education Guidance Ltr, USDE – August 2015

Letter from the US Department of Education (ESEA) providing information regarding the use of funds under Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to provide services to homeless children and youth. As you know, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, provided new authority regarding the use of Title I funds for this purpose. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, extended this authority to the use of fiscal year (FY) 2015 Title I funds. I am taking this this opportunity to remind you of guidance regarding this authority that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) provided previously (dated July 22, 2014 and titled ”the use of Title I funds to provide services to homeless children and youth,”) and which continues to apply.

Supporting School Reform by Leveraging Federal Funds, USDE July 2015 Letter

The enclosed document highlights specific advantages and flexibilities in schoolwide programs, identifies common misunderstandings about schoolwide programs that may persist in some LEAs and schools, and serves as a resource tool for SEAs, LEAs, and schools. I encourage you to use this document in conjunction with existing guidance, and to circulate this document to your LEAs and schools.