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Services to Eligible Private School Children

Note: No capital expenses are available for School year 2002-2003.

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Grant Information

Program: Services to Eligible Private School Children (CFDA # 84.216A)

Authorization: ESEA Title V, Part D, Subsection 19

Amount available for awards in FY 2002: $0

Estimated Number of Awards: 0

Eligible Applicants: State Educational Agencies or Local educational agencies applying to the State educational agency for funds based on their demonstrated needs

Program Purpose and Description: The statutory authority for Capital Expenses terminates effective Oct. 1, 2003.

The Title I capital expenses program makes financial assistance available through State educational agencies to local educational agencies to pay for the noninstructional costs, incurred since July 1, 1985, associated with providing equitable Title I services to private school students as a result of the Aguilar vs. Felton decision. In that decision, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that using Title I funds to pay public school personnel to provide instruction in religiously affiliated schools was unconstitutional.

On June 23, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Agostini vs. Felton. This decision, which expressly revised the 1985 decision in Aguilar vs. Felton, permitted Title I services to be provided by public school employees in religiously affiliated schools.

Contact: Virginia Berg, (202) 260-0926


ESEA Title V, Part D, Subpart 19 - Grants for Capital Expenses of Providing Equitable Services for Private School Students


Final Memorandum re Capital Expenses MS Word [67K]

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