Title I Part D (Neglected & Delinquent)
Local Agency Programs (Subpart 2)
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.
The goals of the program are to: (1) Ensure that youth who are neglected or delinquent have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet; (2) Improve educational services for children and youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system; (3) Provide children and youth who are neglected or delinquent with the services needed to make a successful transition from institutions to schools and/or employment; (4) Prevent youth who are at risk of academic failure from dropping out of school; and (5) Provide children and youth who have dropped out of school, or who are returning to school after residing in an institution, with a support system to ensure their continued education.
FY19 Title I, Part D Subpart 2 Grant Materials
FY19 Title I Part D Allocations
FY19 Title I Part D Sample Formal Agreement
Title I, Part D Annual Count Definitions Guidance
The definition of institutions (facilities) for neglected or delinquent children and youth can be found in Section 1432 of the federal statute.
- An institution for neglected children and youth is "a public or private residential facility, other than a foster home, that is operated for the care of children who have been committed to the institution or voluntarily placed in the institution under applicable State law, due to abandonment, neglect, or death of their parents or guardians."
- An institution for delinquent children and youth is "a public or private residential facility for the care of children who have been adjudicated to be delinquent or in need of supervision."
Also, note that if an institution is chartered as a facility that serves delinquent children, yet the majority of children served in that institution are considered neglected because they were committed to the institution or voluntarily placed in the institution under applicable State law due to abandonment, neglect, or death of their parents or guardians, then all of the children in that institution still should be counted as delinquents. The State counts all of the children in such an institution as delinquent unless its charter and purpose change.