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This program provides financial assistance through State educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. Unless a participating school is operating a schoolwide program, the school must focus Title I services on children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet State academic standards. Schools enrolling at least 40 percent of students from poor families are eligible to use Title I funds for schoolwide programs that serve all children in the school.

Title I reaches about 1.5 million students enrolled in both public and private schools. Title I funds may be used for children from preschool age to high school, but most of the students served (65 percent) are in grades 1 through 6; another 12 percent are in preschool and kindergarten programs.

Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and amplify efforts to improve teaching and learning for students farthest from meeting State standards. Individual public schools with poverty rates above 40 percent may use Title I funds, along with other Federal, State, and local funds, to operate a "schoolwide program" to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school. Schools with poverty rates below 40 percent, or those choosing not to operate a schoolwide program, offer a "targeted assistance program" in which the school identifies students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State's challenging performance standards, then designs, in consultation with parents, staff, and district staff, an instructional program to meet the needs of those students. Both schoolwide and targeted assistance programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.


The spreadsheets provided below document Title I schools by year. For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Wells at 919.807.3957.

Schoolwide Program Non-regulatory Guidance, September, 2016
(pdf, 202kb)

MOA - Title I and Child Nutrition
(pdf, 257kb)  LAST UPDATED: MARCH 4, 2019

Title I Updates

January 2019pdf, 148kb
May 2018pdf, 159kb
January 2018pdf, 334kb
September 2017pdf, 328kb
July 2017pdf, 326kb
May 2017pdf, 437kb
January 2017pdf, 487kb
October 2016pdf, 383kb
June 2016pdf, 430kb
April 2016pdf, 363kb
February 2016pdf, 299kb
September 2015docx, 57kb
June 2015pdf, 288kb
August 2014pdf, 309kb
April 2014pdf, 182kb
January 2014pdf, 226kb
August 2013pdf, 296kb