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FY 2015 Allocations for Title I, Parts A & D

To:District Title I Director
Copy:Superintendent or Charter School Leader, School Business Official
From:Matthew Pakos, Director, School Improvement Grant Programs
Date:July 14, 2014

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This memorandum is notification of your district's FY 2015 federal Title I allocation amount. Attached is a Microsoft Excel workbook that details district Title I, Part A allocations and district and state Neglected and Delinquent (Title I, Part D) allocations by site. The workbook also contains a 'Two-Year Summary' worksheet summarizing district Title I, Part A FY 2015 and FY 2014 allocations.

As a reminder, eligibility requirements for each of the Title I grants are based on federal population and poverty census data for children ages 5 through 17, not the Massachusetts low-income calculations which generally use free and reduced price lunch counts.

Eligibility criteria for each of the four grants that comprise the Title I allocation are summarized below.

  • Basic Grant: 10 or more students in poverty, representing 2 percent or higher of age 5-17 population
  • Concentration Grant: 6,500 students or more in poverty or a poverty percentage of 15 percent or higher for age 5-17 population
  • Targeted Grant: 10 or more students in poverty, representing 5 percent or higher of age 5-17 population
  • Education Finance Incentive Grant (EFIG): 10 or more students in poverty, representing 5 percent or higher of age 5-17 population

The Title I, Part A hold-harmless provision limits the reduction of a district's allocation compared to the previous year. The hold-harmless provision is applied separately to each of the four Title I, Part A grants, and is only applicable if a district meets the eligibility requirements for the particular grant. An eligible district's hold-harmless level is determined based on its poverty percentage, as outlined in the following table:

Poverty PercentagePercentage of FY 2014 Allocation
2 - 14.95%85%
15 - 29.95%90%
30% or higher95%

If you have any questions regarding your district's allocation or the FY2015 Title I grant application process, please contact titlei@doe.mass.edu or (781) 338-6230.

Download PDF Document  Download MS EXCEL Document
FY 2015 Title I, Parts A & D District Allocations

Last Updated: July 14, 2014  
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