Title I, Part A

Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools, with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families, to assist schools in ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards. Districts or schools accepting Title I funds are required to provide all children with fair, equitable and significant educational opportunities to obtain a high-quality education and to reach--at a minimum--proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.

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
Title I, Part A, Waiver Request Due 8-29-19


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Parent Notification

Required ESSA parent notifications and other translated communication are located on TransACT.com. This website provides Minnesota schools and districts with access to required parent notification letters in English and multiple other languages. Schools and districts are required to ensure that all communication with parents is in a language and format accessible to them. For languages not provided here, the English version may be translated as needed. These documents can be customized for individual LEAs and students as needed. Translations for the entire ESSA collection are provided in Spanish, Arabic, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese and Karen translations.
All Minnesota districts and charter schools can utilize the TransACT website with free access. Individuals within the district can activate their free account at TransACT.com. Choose either Log In/Register in the upper, right corner, or New User? Register for Access!

Important Title I information can be accessed from the list below: