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Distribution of Funds
Each state will receive an allocation from the flexible block grant based on the Title I funding formula. Using the same Title I formula, states will then allocate funds to school districts.
Any school district that receives a formula allocation above $30,000 must conduct a needs assessment and must then spend 20 percent of its grant on safe and healthy school activities and 20 percent on activities to provide a well-rounded education programs. The remaining 60 percent of the money can be spent on all three priorities, including technology. However, there is a 15 percent cap on spending for devices, equipment, software and digital content.
Program Funding Need
Evidence shows students need access to health and safety programs, a diversity of academic programs and modern technology.
Given the elimination of numerous programs under ESSA that support the overall health and safety of students, the investments in education technology, as well as helping districts ensure access to a well-rounded education, a robust federal investment in support of these programs is absolutely essential through Title IV Part A. Without a significant investment in Title IV Part A, districts will be forced to choose which of the priorities to invest in– even though an ample investment in all three is necessary to provide students with a comprehensive education.
Districts receiving $30,000 or more are required to:
Title IV-A Program page on the NH Department of Education website.
Resource and Reading LinksTitle IV-a Coalition https://www.titleiva.org/what-is-title-iv-a/
New Hampshire ESSA Consolidated State Plan https://www.education.nh.gov/essa/documents/nh_state_plan_final_011918.pdf
Title IV-A Program at the NH Department of Education https://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/integrated/title_iv_a.htm
Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Non-Regulatory Guidance https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essassaegrantguid10212016.pdf
Last updated July 16, 2019