• Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state. Title I, Part D is a program that provides funds to improve educational services for children and youth in local and state institutions for neglected or delinquent children. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) also provides Subgrants using state and federal funds to districts for the purpose of providing assistance for district and school improvement.

  • Title I Introduction

  • Title I Part A

    Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

  • Title I Part D (Neglected & Delinquent)

    Title I Part D provides financial assistance to educational programs for youth in State-operated institutions (Subpart 1) and to support school districts' programs involving collaboration with locally operated community day programs (Subpart 2). The federal government allocates funds to states based on an annual survey. These funds are then redistributed through district Title I grants or awarded directly to state agencies.

  • Subgrants

    ESE's Division of Accountability, Partnerships, & Assistance issues both state and federal grants throughout the school year. These grants range in size and may be funded through federal school improvement funds and/or state targeted assistance funds. In general, these grants are awarded to schools and school districts that have an accountability status. Grants are used for many purposes, including professional development, staffing, and for instructional and non-instructional materials and supplies..

  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

    No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the most recent authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is the principal federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school. On September 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) invited state educational agencies to request flexibility on behalf of itself, its districts, and schools, in order to better focus on improving student learning and increasing the quality of instruction. Massachusetts' flexibility request was granted on February 9, 2012.

  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

    On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, reauthorizing the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and replacing the most recent reauthorization of ESEA, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The law includes provisions to help ensure improved outcomes for all students receiving elementary and secondary education.