Title I, Part A funds eligible for reallocation are:
The Division of Learning Services in conjunction with the Federal Programs Title I office will reallocate Title I, Part A funds in accordance with the reallocation guidelines outlined below. The funds must supplement the district’s current Title I budget. Any expense that has already been obligated cannot be requested again with reallocated funds. Therefore, districts cannot request reallocated funds to pay salaries or for expenses the district or other federal funds have already been obligated to cover. All reallocated funds must be expended during the 2011-2012 school year. If these funds are not expended, funds will be deducted from the amount allowable to carryover for the 2011-2012 school year.
Priority for reallocated funds will be given to school districts that can demonstrate that reallocated funds will be used to provide additional or direct instructional services to students (i.e. teachers and paraprofessionals to operate a Title I summer school or tutoring program during June 2012). Other activities may include purchasing of supplemental instructional materials and engaging in professional development activities targeted at the content areas most relevant to student performance.
Application requests for reallocated funds should not exceed $7,155.25, due to the limited amount of funds available.
In order to be eligible for Title I reallocated funds:
· the district must have the Title I portion of their regular consolidated application approved.
· the district must have all of their regular Title I funds obligated. All unobligated funds must be used first before requesting additional Title I funding.
· the district has not returned funds within the past two (2) years.
· the district’s allocation has not been reduced to Maintenance of Effort requirements in Section 1120A.
· the district has not received reallocated funds within the past year.
Districts planning to apply for Title I reallocated funds must complete the attached Title I Reallocation Application and the Budget form. Provide complete details on how funds will be expended. It should include program start and end dates, daily hours of operation, staff names, positions, and hourly rate/formula to calculate total.
The deadline to apply for reallocated funds is April 11.
For all additional questions or assistance, please contact the Title I office at 501-682-4231.
Applications should be directed to:
Arkansas Department of Education
Federal Programs – Title I Office
Four Capitol Mall – Mail Slot #26
Little Rock, AR 72201