Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to support school districts' programs involving collaboration with locally operated residential facilities for neglected or delinquent children and youth. The federal government allocates funds to states based on enrollment collected through an annual survey. These funds are then redistributed through district Title I grants.
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.
FY2024 Title I, Part D Subpart 2 Allocations
Title I, Part D Subpart 2 Resource for Developing a Formal Agreement between the School District and Neglected or Delinquent Residential Facility
Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 Quick Reference Guide
Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 Resource Guide
The definition of institutions (facilities) for neglected or delinquent children and youth can be found in Section 1432 of the federal statute. The following link includes the statute as well as resources and other important information related to Title I Part D: NDTAC: Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk.
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.
Neglected or Delinquent Data Reporting
Last Updated: July 17, 2023
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