Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Programs 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, 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 funded.
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 and Paraprofessionals.
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 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.
Ed-Flex allows the US Secretary of Education to delegate to states the authority to waive certain federal education requirements that may impede local efforts to reform and improve education. It is designed to help districts and schools carry out educational reforms and raise the achievement levels of all children by providing increased flexibility in the implementation of federal education programs.