Federal Programs

The purpose of Title I-A is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.

Who does the Title I-A program support?

Title I, Part A can support students in early learning classes to grade 12. Galena City School District is a Title I-A district. 

What is the Title I-A program?

The Department of Education describes Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) as providing financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools to help ensure that all children meet challenging academic standards.

How are funds for Title I-A allocated?

Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census data and the cost of education in each state.

 An LEA’s (local educational agency’s) Title I allocation is the sum of the amount that the LEA receives under each formula. LEAs target the Title I funds they receive and devote program efforts to schools with the highest percentages of children meeting necessary requirements. If a Title I school is operating a targeted assistance program, the school provides Title I services to children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet challenging academic standards. Schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds to operate schoolwide programs that serve all children in the school in order to raise the achievement of the lowest-achieving students.

What kind of support does Title I-A provide?

Title I, Part A programs and services provide customized instruction and curricula that help these students meet academic standards and take an active, engaged interest in what they learn. As the oldest and largest federal education program, Title I, Part A programs build equity of opportunity for children whose struggles often keep them on the academic sidelines.

Stay tuned for updates!

Please check back on this page regularly. Information will continually be added to reflect the latest Title I program updates throughout the 2023/24 school year.

The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to:

  • Assist States in supporting high-quality and comprehensive educational programs and services during the school year and, as applicable, during the summer or intersession periods, that address the unique educational needs of migratory children.
  • Ensure that migratory children who move amont the States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the States in curriculum graduation requirements, and challenging State academic standards.
  • Ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.
  • Help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to succeed in school.
  • Help migratory children benefit from State and local systemic reforms.

The purpose of the Title II-A Program is to:

The purpose of the program is to provide grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) and subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards; improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Local-level activities include but are not limited to:

  • recruiting and retaining effective teachers and principals,
  • providing professional development for teachers and principals, and
  • reducing class size.

The purpose of the Title III-A Program is to:

This program is designed to improve the education of English Learner (EL) children and youth by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards.

The program also provides enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth.

The purpose of the Title IV-A Program is to:

Newly authorized under subpart 1 of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA is the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program. The SSAE program is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and local communities to:

  • Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;
  • Improve school conditions for student learning; and
  • Improve the use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

The purpose of the Title VI Program is to:

This program is designed to address the unique cultural, language, and educationally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, including preschool children. The programs funded are to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of Indian students and ensure that all students meet the challenging State academic standard.

Grant funds supplement the regular school program by meeting the culturally related academic needs of Indian children. Projects help Indian children sharpen their academic skills, assist students in becoming proficient in the core content areas, and provide students an opportunity to participate in enrichment programs that would otherwise be unavailable. Funds support such activities as culturally-responsive after-school programs, Native language classes, early childhood education, reading/math/STEM and/or general academic tutoring, wellness, career and college awareness, improving attendance and graduation rates, American Indian/Alaska Native cultural workshops, and dropout prevention.

The purpose of the Title VII Program is to:

The Impact Aid Basic Support Payments help local school districts that educate federally connected children. These may be the children of members of the uniformed services, children who reside on Indian lands, children who reside on Federal property or in federally subsidized low-rent housing, and children whose parents work on Federal Property. In general, to be eligible for assistance a local school district must educate at least 400 such children in average daily attendance, or the federally connected children must make up at least 3 percent of the school district’s total average daily attendance. 

School districts use Impact Aid for a wide variety of expenses, including the salaries of teachers and teacher aides; purchasing textbooks, computers, and other equipment; after-school programs and remedial tutoring; advanced placement classes; and special enrichment programs. Payments for Children with Disabilities must be used for the extra costs of educating these children.