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 Tile 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 fair, equitable and high quality education, and to close the achievement gap.