Title I, Part A
15 Percent Title I Carryover Waiver Information
Local educational agencies (LEAs) with current year Title I, Part A, allocations of $50,000.00 or more are required to allocate and spend, at a minimum, 85 percent (85%) of this allocation by September 30. Any funds transferred from FIN414 (Title II, Part A) and/or FIN433 (Title IV, Part A) become part of the Title I, Part A, allocation and apply to the 15 percent carryover limitation. The carryover limitation is calculated by taking the amount of the current year award plus transfers and subtracting the total expenditures incurred by September 30 of the following year. Any amount in excess of the calculated 15 percent (15%) limitation amount are deducted from the LEA’s allocation by MDE.
LEAs carrying forward more than 15 percent (15%) of the current year Title I, Part A, allocation plus transfers may request, once every three years, to waive the 15 percent limitation.
NOTE: The percentage limitation does not apply to any LEA that receives a Title I, Part A, allocation less than $50,000 for any fiscal year. Spending limitations apply only to Title I, Part A, allocations and not to other federal awards such as Title II, Part A; Title III or Title IV, Part A. For assistance with questions, contact the Equity and Opportunity Division at 651-582-8579.
Title I, Part A, Carryover Guidance
FY19, 15 Percent Waiver Limitation Amount
Approved Title I, Part A, Waivers for FY17, FY18 and FY19
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Parent Notification
Important Title I information can be accessed from the list below:
MARSS and SERVS Error Troubleshooting - 5/21/20
The Minnesota Automated Reporting Student System (MARSS) is now pulling the data element about which learners are Title I students from the State Educational Record View and Submission System (SERVS). This document outlines the potential errors, help troubleshooting the errors, and who to contact if the error is unresolved after making changes to SERVS and waiting overnight for the sync to occur between the two databases (SERVS and MARSS).
2019-20 Title I Comparability of Services Report - 9/19/19
If an LEA has multiple schools that are similar and at least one is receiving Title I funds, the LEA must demonstrate each year that the allocation of state and local funds to the Title I school is comparable to the other schools. The Title I school must be comparable to similar non-Title I schools or, if all similar schools receive Title I funds, be comparable to the other Title I schools. The report includes more detailed information and instructions. If required to submit the report, it is due no later than November 30.
2019-2020 Title I Narrative Questions - 5/23/19
Title I Budget Calculation Worksheet 19-20 - 5/15/19
Title I and Title II Compliance Guide - 9/7/18
An MS Word version of the Compliance Guide is available. To request a copy, contact Wayne Kuklinski, email@example.com, or Sara George, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title I Budget Guide 2018-19 - 6/27/18
Title I, Part A Technical Guide to Complete Application in SERVS Financial - 6/19/18
District and School Parent and Family Engagement Policy - 5/8/18
This document is a template that combines the requirements for a Title I district and Title I school for their parent and family engagement policy. It can be used when a Title I district or charter school is serving only one school with Title I funds.
District Parent and Family Engagement Policy - 4/26/18
This document is a template that Title I districts may use as their district parent and family engagement policy.
School Parent and Family Engagement Policy - 4/23/18
This document is a template that Title I schools may use as their district parent and family engagement policy.