Title I - Low Income
CSFA Number: 586-44-0414
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Annie Brooks
Short Description
To provide Title I grants to school districts to financially support supplemental programs for students at risk of academic failure and to provide assistance to struggling schools identified for priority and focus services in order to improve student achievement.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
20 USC 6301
Objectives and Goals
To provide Title I grants to school districts for financial support of supplemental programs for students at risk of academic failure in order to improve student achievement.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The following apply: Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74- 81, also known as Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR); Circular A-133: Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; Circular A-87: Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments; state fiscal procedures.

This program is subject to federal non-supplanting requirements and grantees must use a restricted indirect cost rate that is referenced under 34 CFR 75.564-75.569, pursuant to federal regulations and an exception to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and GATA approved by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.
Eligibility Requirements
Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families are eligible to apply. Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Ace (ESEA), provides financial assistance to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Eligible school districts submit applications online. The applications are processed through two levels of internal review with ongoing support and technical assistance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
Assistance Consideration
Funds for Title I Basic are allocated by formula grants based on the low-income census count and four funding formulas, located at https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Census-Estimates-FY18.aspx.
Post Assistance Requirements
Submission of quarterly expenditure reports; Single Audits (A-133), if applicable; monitoring by ISBE; and Section 8303 of the ESSA required an annual consolidated state report, i.e. Performance Report.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
34 CFR Part 200 - Title I--Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Final Rule (www2.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/legislation.html#reg)
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $664,824,452
FY 2018 : $242,958,710
FY 2019 : $625,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
15016299025-4300(00)City of Chicago SD 29907/01/201906/30/2020247,269,268
04101205025-4300(00)Rockford SD 20507/01/201906/30/202014,033,654
51084186025-4300(00)Springfield SD 18607/01/201908/31/20209,438,445
31045046022-4300(00)SD U-4607/01/201908/31/20209,356,740
48072150025-4300(00)Peoria SD 15007/01/201908/31/20207,593,953