New Mexico - Public Education Department

Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs

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Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

Title I, Part A of ESEA was originally undertaken by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a part of his “war on poverty”. It was then and is now the largest compensatory education program in America. The intent of Title I is to narrow the education gap that exists between middle and low income children by providing extra resources to help improve instruction in high-poverty schools.



Equitable Services to Eligible Private School Students

Parent Involvement


Program Models

Targeted Schools

Schoolwide Schools

Reference Materials

2017-18 Title I Application Webinars

At Risk Index Title I Reference

Title I State Coordinators Arts Letter.

Title I Preschool Student Eligibility and Selection

Webinar: Use of Poverty Data for Title I Purposes

Title I and Community Eligibility Provision USDE Guidance

2016-17 Title I Bureau Guide

Comparability Report Presentation

ESEA Flexibility- Frequently Asked Questions

Title I Fiscal Issues:  Maintenance of Effort Comparability Supplement, Not Supplant Carryover Consolidating Funds in Schoolwide Programs Grantback Requirements

ARRA of 2009- Using Title I, Part A ARRA Funds for Grants to Local Educational Agencies to Strengthen Education, Drive Reform, and Improve Results for Students (Though the guidance is from ARRA, it is still applicable)

Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness under Title I

Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools


Federal Grant Equipment Form

Contact us

Title I Bureau
120 South Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ph. (505) 827-1421
Fax (505) 827-1826

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