Description of Fund
Title I, Part A 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 at risk students above and beyond that provided regular state and local resources. 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 who are failing or at risk of failing to meet State standards. Building 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 at risk students.