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This part of No Child Left Behind Act supports programs in schools and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to improve the learning of children from low-income families. The U.S. Department of Education provides Title I funds to states to give to school districts based on the number of children from low-income families in each.

Federal funds are currently 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 additional funds to LEAs in which the number of children counted in the formula is at least 10 and exceed 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 LEA's school-age population.
  • Education Finance Incentive Grants (EFIG) distribute funds to states based on factors that measure 1) a state's effort to provide financial support for education compared to its relative wealth as measured by its per capita income and 2) the degree to which education expenditures among LEAs within the State are equalized. Once a State's EFIG allocation is determined, funds are allocated to LEAs in which the number of poor children is at least 10 and exceeds 5 percent of the LEA's school-age population.

LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. Unless a participating school is operating a schoolwide program, the school must focus Title I services on children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet local academic standards. Schools enrolling at least 40 percent of students from poor families are eligible to use Title I funds for schoolwide programs that serve all children in the school.


General Title I Information

2015-2016 Title I Reference Manual

2014-2015 Notification of Unexpended Funds Form

Within District Targeting Funds Worksheet

NCLB Complaint Procedures

Title I Grant Application - Login ID and Password required to fill out application.

Spring 2014 Title I Update Presentation (2014-06-19)

Private School Guidance

Title I Comparability 2013

Title I Monitoring Checklist - For ALL Title I schools.

Title I Homeless Set Aside Handout 2014-2015

2014-03-14 USDE Letter - Use of Title I Funds - Homeless

Title I, Part A and Homeless Education Coordination - questions and answers about the coordination between Title I, Part A, and Homeless Education


Schools and Districts in Need of Assistance (SINA/DINA)


Title I Program Evaluation

Evaluating Your District Title I Program Presentation (2014-06-19)

Program Evaluation Samples (2008-07-29)

Parent Survey Sample (2008-07-29)

Classroom Teacher Survey Sample (2008-07-29)

Parent Involvement Survey Sample (2008-07-29)


Parent Involvement

Section 1118, of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires each district and school with a Title I program to follow specific requirements. Parent Involvement requirements for Title I programs are same for both Targeted Assistance Programs and Schoolwide Programs.

2013-2014 Parent Involvement Requirements

Title I Parent Involvement Presentation from the Iowa Reading Association

Sample Parent Involvement Policy (2008-07-22)

Template - Title I Annual Parent Meeting PresentationSchools are invited to personalize this presentation to use for parent meetings.


Schoolwide Programs

Buildings must be determined eligible to plan for and operate a schoolwide program model for Title I. Details of these requirements are included in the documents provided below.

New Schoolwide Program Presentation (2009-11-03)

Schoolwide Program Law Excerpt (2008-07-22)

Title I Schoolwide Programs

2015-2016 Schoolwide Plan Template (2015-07-01)

2013-2014 Schoolwide Program Information Handout


Targeted Assistance Programs

All Title I programs operate a Targeted Assistance Program unless the buildings/programs are specially approved for Title I Schoolwide operation.

Targeted Assistance Schools



2015-2016 SINA Allocations (2015-10-01)

2015-2016 Title I Allocations (2015-08-07)

2015-2016 Title I Local Neglected and Delinquent Allocations (2015-08-07)

2014-2015 Title I Allocations (2014-10-28)

2013-2014 Title I Allocations

2012-2013 Title I Allocations



Geri McMahon, Title I Administrative Consultant

Consultant Staff, Area of Responsibility
Major responsibility for the overall coordination
State Contact for Title I issues

Rick Bartosh, Title I Consultant
State Neglected or Delinquent Institutions Contact
State Schoolwide Program Coordinator

Sandra Johnson, Title I Consultant
Comparability Reports Contact
State Homeless Coordinator

Carolyn Paulaitis, Title I Consultant
School Improvement Grants (SIG) Contact

Susan Selby, Title I Consultant
Supplemental Services/School Choice Contact
Migrant Education Program Contact
Family & Community Engagement (Parent Involvement)

Abdisamat Aden, Accounting Technician
Responsible for remitting payments to LEAs, audit reconciliation, contracts and travel claims.

Mary Bartlow, Administrative Assistant
Responsible for Title I fiscal matters: allocations, amendments, budgets. Teacher loan cancellation.

Title I FAX number: 515-242-5988 




Due Dates


  • DatePart 1 - Annual Title I Internet ApplicationSeptember 15
  • Title I Parent Involvement Policy & Student Parent CompactSeptember 15
  • Title I Schoolwide Plans - For approved schoolwide programsSeptember 15
  • Comparability Report - Completed annually by eligible LEAsNovember 30
  • County of Residence of Public School Students Qualifying for FREE lunchesNovember
  • County of Residence of Private School Students Qualifying for FREE lunchesNovember
  • Project Completion Final Financial ReportDue after approved expenditures are paid
  • Title I Schools in Need of Assistance (SINA) School Choice and or Supplemental Educational Services Parent NotificationAugust
  • Title I Schools in Need of Assistance (SINA) Action Plan - (90 days from Iowa Department of Education notification as a SINA)October
  • Title I Districts in Need of Assistance (DINA) Action Plan - (90 days from Iowa Department of Education notification as a DINA)October



U.S. Department of Education -


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 07, 2015 at 6:02am.