Title I Part A

  • Definition

    Title I, Part A is a formula grant program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families .  Formula grant programs are noncompetitive awards based on a predetermined formula . Title I is the largest program supporting elementary and secondary education in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) . 



    The Title I, Part A program is intended to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards, regardless of economic status . Title I is the government’s attempt to provide all children with the opportunity to receive a fair, equitable and high-quality education, and to close the achievement gap. 

    How schools qualify?

    • Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage of 40%-100% are considered “school-wide” campuses.
    • Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage of 35-39% are considered a “targeted assistance” campus.
    • Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage below 35% are not eligible for Title I funds.
    If you have any questions about Title I please contact Ms. Shanna Bombaywala, Title 1 coordinator via email at sbombayw@houstonisd.org