Title II, Part A is a U.S. Department of Education (USDE) grant program that provides supplemental funding to help support effective instruction. The USDE awards Title II, Part A funds to state educational agencies which then sub-grant funds to local school districts through a formula allocation.
Title II, Part A is a formula allocation. The amount of Title II, Part A funds allocated to districts is calculated using the same US census data that is used to calculate Title I, Part A. Eighty percent of the district's Title II, Part A allocation is based on poverty and the remaining twenty percent is based on total population.
There is a provision of equitable services to non-public schools also defined in federal law and non-regulatory guidance.
Title II Allocations
Title II, Part A funds are not usually allocated to the school level. However, if the district decides to allocate to the school level it must prioritize funds to schools served by the agency that are implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities and targeted support and improvement activities and have the highest percentage of poverty children. Districts without schools identified for improvement who allocate to the school level must prioritize in accordance with Title II, Part A intents and purposes. Specifically, districts should prioritize funds to increase student achievement and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers.