Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Administered by the Federal Programs Unit
Title I, Part A is the largest federal
program supporting both elementary and secondary education.
The program's resources are allocated based upon
the poverty rates of students enrolled in schools and
districts and are designed to help ensure that all children
meet challenging state academic standards.
Title I B-3 Even
Start Family Literacy Program
Title I, Part B, Subpart 3 offers grants to support local
family literacy projects that integrate early childhood
education, adult literacy, parenting education and
interactive parent/child literacy activities
for low-income families with parents who are eligible for
services under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act
and their children from birth through age 7. No longer
Title I, Part D provides funds for youth in
state-operated institutions. It
also provides assistance to school districts who work with
local correctional facilities. Colorado receives formula
funds based on the number of students in state institutions
and costs per pupil.
Title II, Part A is intended to increase
student academic achievement by improving teacher and
principal quality. These funds can be used to prepare,
train and recruit high-quality teachers and principals
capable of ensuring that all children will achieve to high
standards. This site also includes information on
Highly Qualified Teachers
Title II, Part B is a competitive grant that
is intended to increase the academic achievement of students
in math and/or science by enhancing the content knowledge
and teaching skills of classroom teachers. This grant
provides districts and schools with the opportunity to
partner with institutions of higher education.
The Title II, Part D Formula portion of No Child
Left Behind is allocated to schools to improve academic
achievement through the use of technology. Requirements for
Title II-D include technology curriculum integration and
professional development. No longer funded.
Title III is designed to improve the
education of limited English proficient (LEP) students by helping them learn English and meet challenging
state academic content and student academic achievement
standards. The program provides enhanced instructional
opportunities for immigrant students.
Title IV supported programs that
prevented violence in and around schools and the illegal use
of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. It also involved parents and
coordinated efforts and resources with other federal,
state and community entities. No longer funded.
Title V, Part A provides formula grants to states
and local districts to increase the academic achievement of,
and improve the quality of education for all students. Under
Title V-A, states and local districts may use funds in a
variety of ways. The focus, however, is to increase student
academic achievement. No longer funded.
Title VI, Part B is designed to help rural
districts that may lack the personnel and resources to
compete effectively for federal competitive grants and that
often receive grant allocations in amounts that are too
small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.
Title VII - Indian, Native Hawaiian
and Alaska Native Education
Title VII works with local educational agencies, Indian
tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and
other entities toward the goal of ensuring that programs
that serve Indian children are of the highest quality and
provide for not only the basic elementary and secondary
educational needs, but also the unique educational and
culturally related academic needs of these children.