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Non-Public Schools
Federal Entitlement Funding


Federal Funding

Schools and districts may receive federal funding through entitlement funds and competitive grants. To help educators, policymakers, and citizens understand these programs, the U.S. Department of Education publishes a yearly Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs. You can also visit to get further details on these programs.
For information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding (also known as “stimulus” funding), please visit:

Federal Entitlement Grant Programs award funds based on economic factors relating to a school’s student population, such as the percentage of students in the Free and Reduced Price Lunch program. These programs are also called “formula” or “title” programs.

M-DCPS Entitlement Funding


  • Title I - Provides funds to ensure that children in high-poverty schools meet challenging state academic content and student achievement standards.


  • Title II, Part A - Provides funds to improve student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools and hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.


  • Title III - Provides funds to improve the education of Limited English Proficient (LEP) children and youths by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards. 


  • Title IV - Provides students with access to a well-rounded education, improve safe and healthy school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to increase academic achievement and digital literacy. 

  • IDEA - Provides funds to ensure that children with disabilities, including children aged three through five, have access to a free, appropriate public education to meet each child’s unique needs and prepare him or her for further education, employment, and independent living 


  • Title IX - Facilitates enrollment, attendance and success rate in school of homeless children and youth. 



Non-Public Schools Meeting 

Fall 2023 - Wednesday, November 1, 2023


PDF Version of Power Point Presentation

Link to Recording 

Spring 2024 - Wednesday, February 21, 2024


PDF Version of Power Point Presentation

Non-Public Schools Application Packet

Link to Recording Passcode: HT82F&Fu

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