Policy Guidance for Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies - April 1996

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Part D, Subpart 2 - Local Programs for Children in Institutions for Delinquent Children

  1. Determine which LEAs are eligible to receive grants. The SEA must award grants to LEAs with high numbers or percentages of youth residing in locally operated (including county-operated) correctional facilities for youth (including institutions and community day programs or schools that serve delinquent children and youth). The SEA has flexibility in establishing criteria to determine which LEAs have high numbers or percentages of such children.

  2. An SEA may distribute Part D, Subpart 2 funds to eligible LEAs on a formula or discretionary basis.

  3. If the SEA chooses to make grants on a formula basis, the following procedure could be used:

    A. Add the amounts available for Part D, Subpart 2 from Basic Grants and Concentration Grants after funds are reserved for State Administration and School Improvement.

    B. Add the number of children in correctional facilities in LEAs with high numbers or percentages of children determined under Step 1.

    C. Divide the available Part D, Subpart 2 funds by the number of children in Step B to arrive at an amount per formula child.

    D. Multiply the number of formula children in each LEA by the amount per formula child to determine the LEA's grant.

    E. Notify the LEA of its eligibility and grant amount.

  4. If grants are made by the SEA on a discretionary basis, the SEA needs to establish procedures for notifying LEAs of their eligibility as determined under Step 1 and set priorities for funding that are used as the basis for making awards.

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