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Title funds are federal monies that are meant to supplement, not replace, existing state funding for education. There are five main types of title funds that each support specific types of programs: Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and IDEA.
This blog post is a part of a series about federal funding. If you didn’t see it, we posted a breakdown of each of the most common title funds and ideas for using them! For now though, let’s dive into the distribution and timing of title funds.
Title funds generally flow from the federal government to a State Educational Agency (SEA), to a Local Educational Agency (LEA), to the individual schools.
Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and IDEA funds are distributed to schools based on formulas that draw from Census data. Census data is refreshed every 10 years; this is important to keep in mind as the demographics of your community change over time.
As I’m sure you’re aware, school fiscal years run from July-July. Title funding must be used within that fiscal year, with the exception of Title I funds. The LEA may carry over no more than 15% of its Title I allocation from one year to the next. In October, LEAs update their budget to account for title funds that are carrying over.
Each state may have their grant timeline written a little differently, so for specifics, we suggest looking for a calendar through your DOE. Here are some examples we found!
Codelicious curriculum qualifies for multiple title funds! Keep reading to see which grants we suggest:
Interested in using your title funds on Codelicious curriculum? Learn more about our courses in the coding curriculum pathway here.