Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies
To help local educational agencies (LEAs) improve teaching and learning in high-poverty schools in particular for children failing, or most at-risk of failing, to meet challenging State academic standards.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No Current Data Available. No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2017
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2018
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2019
No Current Data Available.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, Title I, Part A, 20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
SEAs including for the Outlying Areas and the Secretary of the Interior. Local educational agencies (LEAs) and Indian tribal schools are subgrantees.
In a targeted assistance program, children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet challenging State academic standards. In a schoolwide program, all children in the school.
2 C.F.R. Part 225 formerly
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. SEAs apply for funds as part of Title I, Part A, State plans submitted to the Department of Education in accordance with Section 1111 of the ESEA or as part of a consolidated State plan submitted under Section 8302 of the ESEA. The plan remains in effect for the duration of the SEA's participation in Title I, Part A, but must be updated to reflect substantive changes. Participating LEAs must file an approved plan with their SEAs.
The Department of Education (ED) makes grants through SEAs to LEAs using four statutory formulas based primarily on Census Bureau estimates of the number of children from low-income families in each LEA and State per pupil expenditures.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
If an LEA's plan is disapproved by the SEA, the LEA may appeal to the SEA and then to the Department of Education under Section 432 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA).
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Use of funds varies, depending on whether a school is operating a schoolwide program under Section 1114 of the ESEA or a targeted assistance program under Section 1115 of the ESEA. A school with at least a 40 percent poverty rate may choose to operate a schoolwide program under Section 1114, which allows Title I funds to be combined with other Federal, State, and local funds to upgrade the school's overall instructional program in order to raise the achievement of the lowest-achieving students; a school that does not meet the 40 percent poverty threshold may also operate a schoolwide program if it receives a waiver to do so from the State educational agency (SEA). All other participating schools must operate a targeted assistance program, which provides extra instruction to those children failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet challenging State academic standards. Title I funds must be used only to supplement the State and local funds that would, in the absence of Title I funds, be made available for the education of participating students, and not to supplant such funds. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
In accordance with section 443(a) of the General Education Provisions Act, SEAs and LEAs must maintain certain program records for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: ESEA Title I, Part A
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information: The maintenance-of-effort requirements for SEAs in section 1125A(e) and for LEAs in section 8521 of the ESEA apply to Title I, Part A.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Generally, awards to SEAs are made on July 1 and October 1 of the following fiscal year. In addition, funds remain available to SEAs and LEAs for an additional fiscal year for obligation and expenditure under section 421(b) of GEPA, subject to the carryover limitation of section 1127 of the ESEA. Contact program office.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202 US
(Formula Grants) FY 18$15,754,802,000.00; FY 19 est $15,854,802,000.00; FY 20 est $15,854,802,000.00; FY 17$15,459,802,000.00; FY 16$14,905,581,800.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range of awards in FY 2018 is $1,000,000 - $1,988,156,056. The average award is $271,634,517. The estimated range of awards in FY 2018 is $1,000,000 - $1,963,753,367. The estimated average award is $273,358,655. The estimated range of awards in FY 2019 is $1,000,000 - $1,961,725,794. The estimated average award is $273,358,655.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR 200. For Title I guidance and other information, contact the program office.
Examples of Funded Projects