Title I Program for Neglected and Delinquent Children

To help provide education continuity for children and youth in State-run institutions for juveniles and in adult correctional institutions, so that these youth can make successful transitions to school or employment once they are released from State institutions.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Funds generally provide supplemental instruction in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.

In addition, funds support counseling, tutoring, and projects to facilitate the transition of children from State institutions back to locally operated schools.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Program Accomplishments

In FY 2008, approximately 1104 institutions are expected to participate, in 50 States and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are used for educational or educationally related services.

State juvenile institutions are eligible to use funds for institutionwide programs that integrate activities with other Federal, State, and local education programs in the institution.

In facilities not operating institutionwide programs, services must be used to supplement, not supplant, those normally provided with State funds.

This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569.

For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State educational agencies (SEAs).

State agencies responsible for providing free public education for those children in institutions who are neglected or delinquent, responsible for children who are enrolled in education programs in adult correctional facilities, and responsible for those children in community day programs who are neglected or delinquent may apply to their state education agencies for subgrants.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Children in a State institution for neglected or delinquent children, or in an adult correctional institution, or a community day school operated by a State agency.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

A SEA may apply for State Agency Neglected and Delinquent funds as (1) part of its Title I, Part D, State plan submitted to ED under Section 1414 of ESEA or (2) as part of a consolidated State plan under Section 14302 of ESEA. To receive funds State agencies must apply to the SEA and provide information and assurance required in Section 1414 of ESEA.

Award Procedures

The Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education awards grants to State educational agencies, that in turn, award subgrants to the State agencies that have submitted applications.


Established by the SEAs.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Title I, Part D, Subpart 1.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies with each State.




Although State plans are effective for the duration of Title I's authorization, SEAs are required to update plans to reflect changes. State agencies must update their applications annually to receive funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Funds are allocated through a formula based on the number of children in State-operated institutions and per-pupil education expenditures for the State. Each State's allocation is generated by child counts in State institutions that provide at least 20 hours of instruction from nonfederal funds; adult correctional institutions must provide 15 hours a week.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Generally, awards to States are made from July 1 to September 30 of the following year. In addition, funds remain available to the State for an additional fiscal year for obligation and expenditure.

Post Assistance Requirements


Each State agency conducting a Part D program is required to evaluate the program's impact on students served at least once every three years.


In accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations in the Appendix to 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $500,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $500,000 within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made in accordance with the Appendix to Part 80, or in accordance with Federal laws and regulations governing the programs in which they participate.


In accordance with the General Educational Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, certain project records must be maintained for three years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $49,797,000; FY 08 $48,927,000; and FY 09 est $51,927.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For FY 2008, the range of awards is expected to be $88,313 to $3,240,075; the average award is expected to be $917,382.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

34 CFR 200. Contact the program office for additional information.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Department of Education, OESE Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Rm. 3W214, FB-6 Washington DC 20202-6132. Contact: Gary Rutkin. E-mail: gary.rutkin@ed.gov. Telephone: (202) 260-4412.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

State agencies are eligible to receive assistance if they are providing free public education for children who are (1) in institutions for neglected or delinquent children; (2) attending community day programs for neglected or delinquent children; or (3) in adult correctional institutions.

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