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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

84.013:  Title I Program for Neglected and Delinquent Children

Objectives:  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.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


84.013 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  State educational agencies (SEAs). State agencies responsible for the education of neglected or delinquent children may apply to the SEA for subgrants. To be eligible for funds, juvenile institutions must provide 20 hours a week of instruction from nonfederal funds. Adult correctional institutions must provide 15 hours.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  Children under 21 years of age in a State institution for neglected or delinquent children, or in an adult correctional institution, or a community day school operated by a State agency.

Credentials/Documentation:  None.

84.013 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:  A State educational agency (SEA) may apply for State Agency Neglected and Delinquent funds as (1) part of its Title I, Part D, State plan submitted to ED under Section 1414 of ESEA or (2) as part of a consolidated State plan under Section 14302 of ESEA. To receive funds State agencies must apply to the SEA and provide information and assurance required in Section 1414 of ESEA.

Award Procedure:  The Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education awards grants to State educational agencies, that in turn, award subgrants to the State agencies that have submitted applications.

Deadlines:  Established by the SEAs.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  Varies with each State.

Appeals:  None.

Renewals:  Although State plans are effective for the duration of Title I's authorization, SEAs are required to update plans to reflect changes. State agencies must update their applications annually to receive funds.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Not applicable - formula program.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Funds generally provide supple-mental instruction in core academic subjects, like reading and mathematics. In addition, funds support counseling, tutoring, and projects to facilitate the transition of children from State institutions back to locally operated schools.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  For States, grants ranged from $39,706 to $3,253,704.

84.013 RELATED PROGRAMS:

  • 84.010 Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies;
  • 84.011 Migrant Education: Basic State Grant Program;
  • 93.645 Child Welfare Services: State Grants.

84.013 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

In fiscal year 1999, grants were issued to the 50 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico serving an estimated 197,000 children in 400 State institutions.

84.013 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Type of Assistance:  Formula Grants.

Obligations:  (Grants) FY 99 $40,311,000; FY 00 est $42,000,000; and FY 01 est $42,000,000.

Budget Account Number:  91-0900-2-1-501.

Authorization:  Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, Part D, Subpart 1, 20 U.S.C. 6431 et seq.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  34 CFR 203.

84.013 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:  Compensatory Education Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., Room 3W230, FB-6, Washington, DC 20202-6132. Contact: Mary Jean LeTendre. Phone: (202) 260-0826. Use the same number for FTS.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

84.013 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  Funds are allocated on the number of neglected and delinquent children in: (1) State adult correctional facilities and enrolled in an educational program for at least 15 hours per week and (2) in State N or D facilities or community day programs and enrolled for at least 20 hours per week multiplied by 40 percent of the State's per-pupil expenditure. The Secretary adjusts enrollment counts provided by the States to reflect the relative length of agency's annual program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Generally, awards to States are made from July 1 to September 30 of the following year. In addition, funds remain available to the State for an additional fiscal year for obligation and expenditure.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  Funds are used for educational or educationally related services. State juvenile institutions are eligible to use funds for institutionwide programs that integrate activities with other Federal, State, and local education programs in the institution. In facilities not operating institutionwide programs, services must be used to supplement, not supplant, those normally provided with State funds.

84.013 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Each State agency conducting a Part D program is required to evaluate the program's impact on students served at least once every 3 years.

Audits:  In accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations in the Appendix to 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $300,000 within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made in accordance with the Appendix to Part 80, or in accordance with Federal laws and regulations governing the programs in which they participate.

Records:  In accordance with the General Educational Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, certain project records must be maintained for three years.

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