Grants

Title II, Part A - Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Through the program, State and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs), and State agencies for higher education (SAHEs) receive funds on a formula basis. Eligible partnerships consisting of high-need LEAs and institutions of higher education (IHEs) receive funds that are competitively awarded by the SAHE (see Section F).

In exchange, agencies that receive funds are held accountable to the public for improvements in academic achievement. Title II, Part A provides these agencies with the flexibility to use these funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.

Title IV Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

The purpose of the Title IV-A Program is to improve students' academic achievement by increasing the capacity of the LEA schools, and local communities to:

  • Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;

  • Improve school conditions for student learning; and

  • Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

LEA, or LEA consortium, applications are developed through consultation with a Title IV-A Stakeholder Team that includes representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups. The Stakeholder Team should include, but not be limited to, parents, teachers, principals, other school leaders, specialized instructional support personnel, students, community based organizations, local government representatives, private school leaders who participate in equitable services, other school leaders, and others with relevant and demonstrated expertise in programs and activities designed to meet the purpose of Title IV-A.

The LEA, or LEA consortium must prioritize the distribution of Title IV, Part A funds to schools that:

  • Are among the schools with the greatest need (as determined by the LEA);

  • Have the highest percentages of low-income students;

  • Are identified for comprehensive support and improvement;

  • Have consistently underperforming subgroups;

  • Are identified as a persistently dangerous public elementary school or secondary school under Section 8532.

Title IV Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, Tools and Documents

Title IV-A Project Planning Toolkit
Title IV Part A Preliminary Grant Award Notification 2019-20
Through-line to Developing Good Activities for Title IV-A Programs that support and enhance Remote Learning