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ARRA: TITLE I
(PART A, SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT)

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National Fund Total: $13 billion
$10 Billion for Title I-Part A; $3 billion for School Improvement Grants

North Carolina’s Estimate: $334 million
Title I-Part A - $247 million
School Improvement 1003 (a) $10 million; 1003 (g) $77 million

Funding is formula driven

TITLE I ARRA FUNDING EXPIRED 9/30/12; NO NEW APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR TITLE I ARRA FUNDS.

Title I is the largest single federal funding source for K-12 education. About half of North Carolina’s traditional and charter public schools are Title I schools and all 115 of the state’s school districts receive Title I funding. Title I grants provide supplemental funds to districts that have high concentrations of students from low-income families to help ensure that all students succeed academically. Schools with at least 40 percent of students from low-income families are eligible to use Title I funds for school-wide programs that serve all children in the school. The U.S. Department of Education (USED) distributes grant funding to the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) for distribution to local school districts, then to the schools. The NCDPI retains 1 percent of the funds for state administration and 4 percent for School Improvement Grants.

School Improvement Grants 1003 (a) and 1003 (g) build capacity to provide leadership in implementing effective school improvement strategies for districts and schools that have identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Funds must be used to develop and implement effective strategies and interventions to turn around low-performing schools so that they make adequate yearly progress toward helping all students attain proficiency in reading and mathematics on state assessments.

 

ARRA Overview
(ppt, 486kb)

Title I ARRA Funds Information - Program Monitoring Section