Title I, Part D - Neglected and Delinquent


The Neglected and Delinquent Program under Part D consists of 2 subparts, both discretionary. Subpart 1 is the State Agency Neglected and Delinquent formula grant program; Subpart 2 is the Local Educational Agency (LEA) program.

The State Agency Neglected and Delinquent (N and D) program provides formula grants to SEAs (State Educational Agencies) for supplementary education services 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.

The LEA program requires each SEA to reserve, from its Title I allocation, funds generated by the number of children in locally operated institutions for delinquent youth. Funds are awarded to LEAs with high proportions of youth in local correctional facilities for dropout prevention programs for at-risk youth in the institutions.

Uses of Funds

  • Ensuring that Title one service is incorporated into the existing planning process.
  • Using effective instructional strategies that increase the amount of quality learning time provide accelerated high quality curriculum.
  • Coordinate with and support the regular educational program, by providing an accelerated curriculum, which may include preschool transition services, counseling and mentoring services. Career and college awareness and preparation, comprehensive career development, enhancement of employability skills, job placement services, and school to work transitions services.
  • Provide instruction by higher qualified professional staff.
  • Provide opportunities for high-quality professional development to all staff, and parents, if appropriate; and incorporating strategies to increase parent involvement, including family literacy services.
  • Programs that provide children an enriched and accelerated program through the use of arts and humanities or through increased learning time.
  • Aligning school efforts to help students reach the state's highest standards, expected of all children.
  •  Provide programs that are effective and challenging to students.
  •  Upgrade the quality and time of instructions.
  • Provide professional development and other programs that help students to succeed, including counseling, career guidance, and school to work transitions.

Allowable Expenses

  • Hire teachers, aides, educational counselor
  • Educational materials and supplies, books, computers, audio-visual equipment
  • Class room materials for industrial arts and vocational training
  • Parental involvement
  • Mentoring and tutoring
  • Transition services
  • Drug and alcohol abuse counseling

Prohibited Activities

Supplanting (Funds are to supplement regular programs)


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