Title I - Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
To ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on state academic achievement standards and assessments.
Federal funds are allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates adjusted for the cost of education in each State. Basic Grants provide funds to LEAs in which the number of children counted in the formula is at least 10 and exceeds 2 percent of an LEA's school-age population. Concentration Grants flow to LEAs where the number of poor children exceeds 6,500 or 15 percent of the total school-age population. Targeted Grants are based on the same data used for Basic and Concentration Grants except that the data are weighted so that LEAs with higher numbers or percentages of poor children receive more funds. Targeted Grants flow to LEAs where the number of poor children is at least 10 and at least 5 percent of the LEAs school-age population.