Title I funds are distributed to school districts based on four distinct funding formulas as affected by census poverty data. Districts determine which eligible buildings are to participate based on federal requirements and local decisions. Targeted Assistance buildings must direct services to specific students. Schoolwide buildings may use the funds for school wide activities intended to improve outcomes across the building. The purpose of this funding is to provide supplemental funding to
economically disadvantaged districts and some of their eligible schools for
improving educational outcomes for students.
projects are either Targeted Assistance whereby students to be served are
selected based on academic needs or school-wide whereby an improvement plan can
be focused on any or all students.
More information about Title I and other ESEA programs is available at: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/index.html.