Federal Programs Support




Title IA

Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

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.

The goal of this program is to provide assistance to schools with children from low-income households to help ensure all children meet state academic standards. Funds are allocated through 4 statutory formulas based primarily on census poverty records. The school must focus services on children who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet state academic standards. A “proportionate share” of funds must be available to eligible children enrolled in private schools.


Title IIA

Highly Qualified Teachers and Administrators

Supporting Effective Instruction

Title II, Part A is intended to increase student academic achievement consistent with challenging State academic standards, improve the quality and effectiveness of educators, increase the number of educators who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective educators.


The purpose of this program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality by increasing the number of highly qualified teachers, principals and assistant principals in classrooms/schools through professional development, support for new teachers and the implementation of evidence-based instructional strategies and methodologies.


Title III, Part A

Supplemental Support for English Learners & Immigrant Education

The overarching purpose is to ensure that English learner (EL) students, including immigrant children and youth, attain English language proficiency and meet the same challenging state academic standards that other students are expected to meet.

LEAs must use Title III funds to supplement state language instruction educational programs, designed to assist EL students’ achievement goals. The state educational agency (SEA), LEAs, and schools are accountable for increasing the English proficiency and core academic content knowledge of EL students.


Title III is a supplemental grant under the ESEA that is designed to improve and enhance the education of English learners (ELs) in becoming proficient in English, as well as meeting the States’ academic standards. The Title III Immigrant Set-Aside grant resides within this program and provides opportunities for LEAs to enhance the instructional opportunities for immigrant students and their families.


Title IV, Part A

Student Support & Academic Enrichment (SSAE)

To improve student’s academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies, schools and local communities to:

  1. Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;
  2. Improve school conditions for student learning; and
  3. Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy for all students.