Federal Programs


The mission of the federal programs is to provide guidance, technical assistance, and resources to the schools to ensure that all children have an opportunity to achieve proficiency.

Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Title I, Part A is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to school districts with high percentages of low-income families to help ensure that all children meet the state standards and promote academic achievement.
FY24 Title I Schools
Clear Creek Elementary School
Clear Creek Middle School
Ellijay Elementary School
Mountain View Elementary School

Title I, Part A - Family School Partnerships
The Georgia Department of Education’s Family-School Partnership Program ensures that Title I, Part A parent and family engagement regulations are met with meaningful and strategic actions to build parent and school staff capacity as mandated by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.

Title I, Part C – Education of Migratory Children
Title I, Part C is a federally funded program designed to support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves.

Title II, Part A – Supporting Effective Instruction Grant
The purpose of the Title II, Part A grant is to increase student achievement; to improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders; to increase the number of teachers who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and to provide low income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders. 

Title II, Part A – AP Teacher Grant
The purpose of the Title II, Part A Advanced Placement Teacher Training grant is to assist in training teachers at AP Summer Institutes.

Title III, Part A – Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students
Title III, Part A is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This Act awards districts with funding to provide language instruction educational programs to English learners. 

Title IV, Part A – Student Support and Academic Achievement
The Title IV, Part A grant is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of the district to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy for all students. 

Title V, Part B – Rural Education Initiative
The Title V, Part B grant is designed to assist rural school districts in using federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed three bills that provided immediate and direct economic assistance to school districts.  These funds were provided to support both academic and non-academic components for school.  The intent of the funds was to support districts’ efforts to safely reopen schools, address significant gaps in learning, and support measures of implementation that will continue to reduce the effects of COVID-19 on students and families.

Equitable Services for Private Schools
For information related to equitable services, contact Lindy Patterson at [email protected].

Lindy Patterson Director of Federal Programs

Lindy Patterson
Director of Federal Programs
[email protected]  

Sharon Hackler
Administrative Assistant, Federal Programs
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