Title I, Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Intent and Purpose

The intent and purpose of Title I, Part A is to provide all children with opportunities to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.

Title I, Part A is the largest federal funding program that states receive. Oklahoma is awarded around $200 million annually. Ninety-two percent of this amount is provided, on a formula basis, to eligible Title I Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). Seven Percent of the award is reserved to carry out School Improvement requirements under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 1003, and one percent is reserved for the state administration of the grant.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) issues guidance to provide LEASs with information that will assist them in meeting their obligations under Title I, Part A provisions. This guidance does not create or impose new legal requirements but outlines existing state and federal regulations that increase LEAs’ awareness of their obligations as subgrantees.



Homeless Set-Aside

If your district has students who meet the definition of homelessness according to Title X, McKinney-Vento, listed below are some strategies on how you may use your Title I homeless set-aside funds and/or McKinney-Vento funds.

  • Homeless awareness activities
  • Testing fees
  • Evaluations
  • Before/After school Programs
  • Homework assistance
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Enrichment activities
  • Supplies for special projects (ie: art, home economics, science)
  • Referrals for medical, dental, mental and other health services
  • Early childhood programs for homeless preschool age children
  • Services to attract, engage and retain homeless children in school
  • Services to enable students to enroll in and succeed in school
  • Fees and costs associated with tracking and obtaining records
  • Violence prevention counseling
  • Domestic violence counseling
  • Parent education for parents of homeless students
  • School supplies
  • Clothing and hygiene products



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Last updated on July 5, 2022