Federal Educational Programs

Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I, Part A, is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. As the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education, Title I targets these resources to the districts and schools where the needs are greatest.

Title I, Part C - Migrant Education Program

The purpose of this program is to ensure that the special educational needs of migrant children are identified and addressed. This program supports high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children in order to help reduce the educational disruptions and other education related problems that result from frequent moves. This program also attempts to ensure that migrant students who move between states are not put at a disadvantage because of disparities in curriculum, graduation requirements, content, and student academic achievement standards. The program promotes interstate and intrastate coordination of services for migrant children, including providing for educational continuity through the timely transfer of pertinent school records.

Title I, Part D - Neglected & Delinquent

The Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk provide financial assistance to educational programs for youth that are enrolled in state-operated institutions or community day programs. The program also provides financial assistance to support school districts' programs, which focus primarily on the transition and academic needs of students returning from correctional facilities, and involve collaboration with locally operated correctional facilities. State education agencies (SEAs) are to designate an individual in each correctional facility or institution for neglected or delinquent children and youth to concentrate on providing participants with the knowledge and skills needed to make a successful transition to secondary school completion, vocational or technical training, further education, or employment. As these students make the transition from correctional facilities back to their local schools, they will receive the follow-up services they need to continue their education and to meet the same challenging state standards required of all students.

Title X, Part C Subtitle B - Education for Homeless Children and Youth

The plight of the homeless child and the education of that child has never been more critical than it is today. Yet, the educational needs of homeless children and youth can not begin to be addressed until educators and other support system develop an awareness of the growing problem of homelessness among the children and youth in our society and in our school boundaries. With this increased population, we have developed a new culture, whose differences and likenesses must become recognizable.

Additionally, as educators, we must address the educational needs of the homeless in order to insure that they become productive citizens within our multicultural society.

For Further Information Please Contact

Sonya Morris - Bureau Chief

Vacant - Program Director
Title I, Part C: Migrant Education

Vacant - Program Director
Title I, Part A: Basic
Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2 – Rural and Low-Income School Program

Melvin Herring - Program Director
Title I, Part D: Neglected & Delinquent Education

Skip Forsyth - Program Director
(850) 245-0668
Title X: Homeless Education Program

Vacant - Program Director
(850) 245-0684
Title I, Part A: Public School Choice