Title I / Federal Support Programs
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|
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 Percentage||Percentage of FY 2014 Allocation|
|2 - 14.95%||85%|
|15 - 29.95%||90%|
|30% or higher||95%|
If you have any questions regarding your district's allocation or the FY2015 Title I grant application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 338-6230.