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 www.ed.gov to get further details on these programs.
For information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding (also known as “stimulus” funding), please visit: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/index.html
Federal Entitlement Funding
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
Spring 2021 - Thursday, March 18, 2021
Fall 2020 - Thursday, November 5, 2020