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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2014

Title I, Part A
Fund Code: 305

Purpose: Title I, Part A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides supplemental resources to local school districts to help low-achieving students in high-poverty schools meet the state's academic standards.
Priorities: The priorities of Title I, Part A are to :
  1. Strengthen the core program in schools and provide academic and/or support services to low-achieving students at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels;
  2. Provide programs based on scientifically based research that enable participating students to achieve the learning standards of the state curriculum frameworks;
  3. Elevate the quality of instruction by providing eligible staff with substantial opportunities for professional development; and,
  4. Involve parents/guardians of participating public and private school children as active partners in their children's education at school through open, meaningful communication, training, and, as appropriate, inclusion in decision-making processes.
The Title I, Part A grant program also supports implementation of Massachusetts' District Standards and Indicators and the state's high priority strategies for increasing student achievement; in so doing the program serves to strengthen the capacity of school districts to educate the Commonwealth's neediest children.

Specifically, the Title I, Part A grant program may be used in support of the following district standards, indicators, and state priorities. Please note that certain limitations may apply based on Title I school program type:
IndicatorsDistrict Standards
Academic support
Services and partnerships to support learning
Student support
Sufficient instructional time
Strong instructional leadership and effective instruction
Curriculum and instruction
Professional developmentHuman resources & professional development
Data-based decision makingAssessment
Effective district systems of support for school support and intervention
District and school improvement planning
Leadership and governance
State Priorities
Preparing all students for success after high school
Strengthening curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Improving educator effectiveness
Turning around the state's lowest performing districts and schools
Using data and technology to support student performance
Eligibility: A district is eligible to receive funds based on criteria established by the United States Department of Education (ED). Grants are awarded to local school districts after state review and approval of the local plan.
Funding: Title I, Part A allocations will be posted on the Grants Management website when they become available.
Fund Use:Funds may be used to provide academic, instructional, and support services for eligible students, professional development activities for staff, support for parent involvement activities, and the purchase of appropriate supplies and materials.

Applicants must describe how their proposed uses of grant funds support one or more of the identified district standards/indicators and state priorities, within the framework of the priorities for Title I.
Project Duration:Upon approval - 6/30/2014
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2013
Program Unit: School Improvement Grant Programs
Phone Number: (781) 338-6230
General Information:
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Final FY2014 Title I, Parts A & D District Allocations
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FY 2014 Title I, Parts A & D Grant Allocations
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FY14 Instructions for Completing Title I Forms
Required Forms:
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FY14 Title IIA and Title I Application Workbook
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FY14 Affirmation of Consultation with Participating Non-Public School Officials (required only for districts with private school participation)
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FY14 Title I Schoolwide Program: Justification and Assurances (required only for districts with new Schoolwide programs)
Additional Information:
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FY14 Checklist and Reminders for Completing Title I Forms
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FY14 Title I Review Rubric & Question 4 Guidance
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How Funds are Allocated to States, Districts, & Schools
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Selecting Title I Schools and Allocating Funds
For FY14, Title I, Part A (fund code 305) and Title II, Part A (fund code 140) applications are combined in one Microsoft Excel application workbook.
Districts and agencies eligible for funds under Title I, Part D must apply for funds using the materials posted under fund codes 306/307).
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Budget detail and description of line item information
Note: Applications can legally claim expenses to the grant only from the date of final ESE approval. Therefore, it is essential to have district contact staff that can be reached in July and August to respond to questions, as needed.
Submission Instructions:
  1. Mail two signed copies of the Cover Sheet with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director to:

    Melissa T. Williams
    Title I Grants Specialist
    School Improvement Grant Programs
    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

  2. Upload one copy of the FY14 Title IIA and Title I Application workbook to the ESE Security Portal. The destination folder is entitled Title I and Title IIA Grants, located in Drop Box Central.

Last Updated: June 18, 2013
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