Funding Source: Federal
Grant Program Name: Title I, Part A
Application Deadline: Annually on July 1.
Application Information: Application for Title I, Part A
funds must be completed on-line and submitted on the eGrant system
Program Description: Title I is a 100% Federally funded
supplemental education program that provides financial assistance to local
educational agencies to improve educational opportunities for educationally
deprived children. Title I programs are designed to help children meet the state
content and performance standards in reading, language arts, and mathematics. In
buildings with 40% or more poverty, LEAs may use the funds to upgrade the entire
curriculum of the school and are Schoolwide Programs. In buildings with less
than 40% poverty, programs are designed to help specific children and are
targeted assisted programs. LEAs and schools are subject to consequences of
school choice and supplemental education services if they do not meet adequate
yearly progress as determined by the SEA.
Title I School Support System:
- Title I State Parent Advisory Council (SPAC)
- Rural and Small Schools Advisory Committee (New)
- Title I Neglected and Delinquent Advisory Committee
Federal Programs Consolidated Review: A cadre of
educators selected and trained by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
review participating local educational agencies. In addition, Title I programs
are audited annually in accordance with Single Audit Guidelines. The U.S.
Department of Education generally conducts an annual review of the State's
administration of Title I.
Evaluation: State program personnel prepare an annual
performance report for the U.S. Department of Education.
Assessment: The Pennsylvania State System of Assessment is
used to assess schools and local educational agencies.
Restrictions of Funding:
Eligible Entities and/or Partners: School Districts, Charter
Schools, and Intermediate Units
Method of Distribution: PDE Bureau/Agency
Responsible: Division of Federal Programs
Title I Schoolwide Programs
In order for a school to implement a Title I Schoolwide Program, several
criteria must be met:
- The school must be eligible to participate in the Title I program within their LEA
- Send intent form to lock date for required one year of schoolwide planning Intent to Plan a Schoolwide Program Form (Word)
In an effort to assist schools in the development of a comprehensive, compliant and effective Title I Schoolwide Plan, a new format for completing your Title I Schoolwide Plan is currently in development. Schools implementing a Title
I Schoolwide Program will no longer complete the offline Schoolwide Plan
Template. Schools can now utilize the Comprehensive Planning web
application to complete a School Level Plan/School Improvement Plan in
its entirety, which includes a section on your Title I
Schoolwide Program. Please note that a School Level Plan and a School
Improvement Plan contain the same content and follow the same process.
The title, ‘School Improvement Plan’ is used for designated Priority and Focus
Schools. The title, ‘School Level Plan’ is used for undesignated or
ALL Title I schools implementing a Schoolwide Program will have to have their plans updated in the Comprehensive Planning web
application by June 30, 2017.
*NEW for 2017-18* Beginning in
mid-January 2017, the School Level Plan/School Improvement Plan will have the
addendum directly integrated into the system, so no additional upload will need
to be made. The update to the web application in mid-January
will also include any new ESSA components which will be communicated to you
ahead of time.
Please note that you will need a PDE portal
account in order to gain access to the Comp Plan application. If you need
access to the application, please use the link on the Comprehensive Planning
page titled, “Comprehensive Planning Wiki Site” and then select the link on the
right titled, “LSAs for Comp Plan”.
For a visual representation of this process,
please go to Comprehensive Planning Site
and open the
attachment titled, “Title I Schoolwide Plan”.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Comprehensive Planning Support Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 717-732-8403.
Title I Schoolwide Buildings in PA:
Additional Title I Schoolwide Resources from USDE:
Title I, Part D - Delinquent
Funding Source: Federal
Grant Program Name: Title I, Part D - Neglected and
Deadline: Annually on July 1.
Application Information: Application for Title I, Part D -
Delinquent funds must be completed on-line and submitted on the eGrant system.
Program Description: This is a 100% Federally funded
program that provides supplementary education services for children and youth in
local correctional institutions and community day programs. The state awards
funds generated by the number of children in locally operated institutions for
neglected and/or delinquent youth.
Restrictions of Funding:
Eligible Entities and/or Partners: Private, local, and state
operated juvenile facilities via Districts, Charter Schools, and Intermediate
Method of Distribution: Pass through
PDE Bureau/Agency Responsible: Division of Federal Programs
Title 1 Paraprofessional Standards of Quality for Local Assessment Programs
Section 1119 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 established new criteria
for Title I instructional paraprofessionals. These new requirements require
school districts to ensure that Title I instructional paraprofessionals be
properly qualified to assist teachers in instructing Reading, Mathematics and
Title I - A Reallocation Procedures
Section 1126 (c) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires the State
Educational Agency (SEA) to develop procedures for the reallocation of Title I,
Part A funds. Funds must be reallocated to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in
a timely fashion and must be allocated in accordance with State guidelines for