Title I


Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (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. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.
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Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
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Minnesota Department of Education, Title I, Part A
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2015-16 Title I PreK Incentive Grant
The 2015-16 FIN 412C application is now available on SERVS. Districts that received these funds for the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply


The purpose of this page is to provide Title I resources and/or guidance to districts. It is recommended that your Title I work be tied to broader initiatives (e.g. PreK-3rd Grade work, World's Best Workforce).

This page contains information and resources that will help guide your work.

Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge: PreK Title I Incentive Toolkit


Minnesota received a federal Early Learning Challenge (ELC) grant of $45 million for 2012-2015 to improve the readiness for kindergarten of children with high needs and build capacity and accountability into our early learning system. The grant targets direct services to children ages birth through age five – those living below 200 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines (142,553 children statewide) – and quality improvement supports to programs serving these children. A key strategy in the Minnesota plan is to increase access for this population of children and their families to high-quality early learning and development programs (ELD).
Implementation of the plan will focus first on four high-need communities, or “Transformation Zones” – White Earth Reservation, Itasca County, Saint Paul’s Promise Neighborhood, and Minneapolis’ Northside Achievement Zone – using and evaluating best practices that can then be replicated and implemented in communities throughout the state.