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 educatonal 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.
Guidance for Title I Part D — Needs Assessment
Guidance for Title I Part D — Program Evaluation
Annual Count Form (State Agencies)
Enter the names of the institution and State agency. A separate form must be completed for each institution if the applicant operates more than one site that is seeking eligibility.
Respond "yes" or "no" to each of the three questions. If the answer is no to any one of these questions, the institution or community day program does not qualify.
CategoryCheck the category that fits the definition of the institution. Do not report institutions that do not meet any of the four definitions.
EnrollmentFor the category of institution checked, furnish the number of children under 21, through age 20, enrolled1 in a State-funded regular program of instruction on a date during February 2014 (February caseload).
In order to be counted as enrolled, a child must be enrolled in a State-funded regular program of instruction for at least:
Multiply the enrollment determined in Part III by the number of days in the year that the educational program operates. Divide that number by 180 to determine the adjusted enrollment.
The appropriate institution and State agency official should sign certifying that the information provided meets the requirements of Title I, Part D, Subpart 1, and is complete and accurate. (Note, because these data will generate Federal funds, they are subject to audit and must be supportable from documented records.)
For purposes of the annual count, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, in consultation with the National Delinquent Technical Assistance Center (NDTAC), has determined that a student, under 21 years of age (through age 20), may be considered 'enrolled' only if the facility has done sufficient and documentable intake and outreach with a potential enrollee. Furthermore, facilities must use educationally-related intake forms and testing materials that clearly describe why the testing is being conducted and what offerings are available to potential students; a student shall not be counted based solely upon his or her presence in a facility. Finally, facilities must be able to provide evidence that they can offer a 'program of instruction' for the number of hours stated in Part II and III above.
Last Updated: July 27, 2021
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