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Title I, Part D - Neglected and Delinquent


This program provides funding to support the education of youth in state-operated institutions (Subpart 1) and provides assistance to school districts that work with local facilities that serve adjudicated youth (Subpart 2). State agency and school district Title I, Part D programs must meet the educational needs of neglected (N), delinquent (D), and at-risk youth and assist in their transition from correctional facilities to local programs.

Program Goals

The three-part goal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act’s (ESEA’s) Title I, Part D is to:

  • Improve educational services for children and youth who are neglected (N) or delinquent (D) so that they have the opportunity to meet challenging State academic content and achievement standards;
  • Provide children and youth who are N or D services so that they can successfully transition from institutionalization to further education or employment; and
  • Prevent youth from dropping out of school and provide youth who have dropped out and youth returning from correctional facilities with a support system to ensure their continued education.


The U.S. Department of Education (ED) allocates funds for this subpart to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) based on the number of children and youth in State-operated facilities and the State’s average per-pupil educational expenditures.  The annual count data is collected by the State Agency (SA) in October and submitted to CDE in December via the State Agency Tan Form.  Once ED determines a State’s Subpart 1 allocation, CDE makes subgrants to eligible SA participants based on its proportionate share of the State’s adjusted enrollment count of children and youth who are Part D-eligible.  The allocations for Title ID, Subpart 2 are posted annually on the grants fiscal website

Fiscal Requirements

When completing a budget, the LEA must include the following level of detail when describing funded activities:

  • Provide a clear description of what services/programs are supported with these funds
  • Who will be prioritized or targeted for these services/programs?
  • The format, dosage, and intensity of the service/program
  • Location and amount of funds allocated must be identified

Title ID is subject to Supplement, Not Supplant

Title I, Part D funds must only be used to provide additional services, staff, programs, or materials that are not provided with State or local resources absent federal funds; federal funds cannot pay for resources that would otherwise be purchased with State and/or local funds.


Institution for Neglected Youth: a public or private residential facility, other than a foster home, that is operated for the care of children who have been committed to the institution or voluntarily placed in the institution under applicable state law, due to abandonment, neglect, or death of their parents or guardians

Institution for Delinquent Youth: a public or private residential facility for the care of children who have been adjudicated to be delinquent or in need of supervision

At-risk children or youth include children and youth who have been adjudicated within the juvenile justice system but have returned to a school operated by the school district, migrant children or youth, immigrant children or youth, gang members, pregnant and parenting youth, children who are at-risk of failure or have failed before, children who have limited English proficiency, and children who have dropped out of school.


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