Title I, Part A

​Title I, Part A is contained in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. This legislation reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Title I, Part A is a federal program that provides financial assistance to local school systems and schools with high percentages of poor children to support the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. All twenty-four local education agencies in Maryland receive Title I funds. These funds provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children who attend Title I schools master challenging curricula and meet state standards. Title I funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics, additional teachers, materials of instruction, as well as after-school and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.

In Focus

2021-2022 Title I Application Documents

2021-2022 Title I Part Application and Monitoring Tool 2021-2022 Title I Part A Application Fiscal Tables 2020-2022 Title I Part A Guidance Document

To request a copy of any of these documents, please email us at Title1.msde@maryland.gov.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Every Student Succeeds Act (Federal link)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


Paula M. Harris, Director
Title I and School Improvement
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595

Title I

Parent Notification Letter

The parent notification letter must be sent to parents/guardians annually for new and continuing ELs who participate in English language development programs, including ELs for whom services have been refused.