If you are a private school and you have questions about the CARES Act you can access information on the GaDOE website. In order to participate in the CARES Act you must complete the Private School Intent to Participate form online by May 20, 2020. If you have questions please reach out to FederalPrograms@atlanta.k12.ga.us
The Federal Programs Department is in the Department of Schools and Academics. We provide technical assistance, program monitoring, and resources, to our schools and central office departments to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on the state's high academic achievement standards.
Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Act provides federal funds to local public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. These funds support state and local reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I, Part A programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include evidenced based strategies. These funds are used to provide remediation to children, develop staff, and engage families.
Title I, Part A - Parent and Family Engagement
Title I, Part A Parent and Family Engagement is to promote active engagement among local educational agencies (LEA) administrators, school staff, parents, parent advocacy organizations, parental involvement liaisons, community leaders, and others working to improve student achievement and academic success.
Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children
Title I, Part C (MEP) is designed to support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves.
Title I, Part D - Neglected and Delinquent Children
Title I, Part D is designed to support comprehensive educational programs in local and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth in order to provide the opportunity to meet State academic content standards and to help ensure successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment.
Title I Homeless Program
Title I Homeless program is designed to ensure educational rights for children and youth experiencing hoomelessness. the primary goal is educational stability.
Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction
Title II, Part A is used to increase student academic achievement by improving the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders, and to provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.
Title III, Part A - Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students
Title III, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This formula grant program is designed to improve the education of English Leaners (ELs). Title III funds may be used to provide supplemental services that improve the English language proficiency and academic achievement of identified ELs and immigrant students. All services provided using Title III funds must supplement, and not supplant, the services that must be provided under the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 (EEOA), and other requirements, including those under state or local laws. Title III funds are used to provide evidence-based, supplemental resources and programs to support identified ELs and immigrant students, develop staff, and engage EL and immigrant families. As Title III, Part A is supplemental to the APS ESOL program, it is administered by the Office of ESOL & Worl Languages.
Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)
Title IV, Part A is a new block formula grant with a wide range of allowable uses. This grant is used to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and to improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Title IV, Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC)
Title IV, Part B is a competitive grant that provides opportunities for academic enrichment activities during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session. This grant offers a broad array of additional services, program, and activities that are designed to complement the regular academic program such as youth development activities, counseling, art, music, physical fitness/wellness, and career and technical programs. Title IV, Part B also offers families opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children's education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
_____________________________________________________________________Kathleen Yarbrough, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Federal Programs
Atlanta Public Schools