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Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation Compliance

October 03, 2023

Title I, Part A Program and Fiscal Compliance 

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.

An LEA’s Title I allocation is the sum of the amount that the LEA receives under each formula. LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. If a Title I school is operating a targeted assistance program, the school provides Title I services to children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet challenging State academic standards. Schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds to operate schoolwide programs that serve all children in the school in order to raise the achievement of the lowest-achieving students. LEAs also must use Title I funds to provide Title I services to eligible children enrolled in private schools. 

(U.S. Department of Education, 10/24/2018) 

For additional information or resources, please contact the ESC-2 Title I, Part A Specialists:  

Valarie Buhidar

(361) 561-8612


Title I Capacity Building Initiative 

Resources on this page are provided via the Title I Capacity Building Initiative which is funded by the Texas Education Agency and produced by Region 10 Education Service Center.  This website serves as a central location for Title I, Part A resources on compliance and best practice.

If you have question or need additional assistance with your Title I, Part A program feel free to contact our ESC-2 State and Federal Programs Team at

ESSA Guidance

Program Compliance

Fiscal Compliance


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