Federal Funding Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

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    Fort Worth ISD parents, community members, and staff are invited to submit Public Comments during the June Board Meeting to discuss the federal programs authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The district's 2023-2024 grant application can be reviewed here.


    TITLE I, PART A: $35,051,578​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    Title I, Part A, is a federal entitlement program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), that provides supplemental funding through state education agencies to school districts to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and prepare for college success. Title I, Part A, provides supplemental funds in three areas:

    • Instruction for student achievement
    • Professional development (PD)
    • Parent and family engagement

    Fort Worth ISD TITLE I, PART A Initiatives

    • Campus Based set aside
    • Homeless and Foster Student services
    • Family Engagement
    • Community Outreach Initiative
    • Professional Development   
      • Instructional Coaches
      • Academic Content Coaches
      • Technology Specialist and Campus Support
    • Charter Partnerships
    • Private School Services


    The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. These efforts are aimed at helping migrant students succeed in school and successfully transition to postsecondary education or employment. Fort Worth ISD is currently in consortium with Education Service Center Region 11 to provide services to students and families residing within the district boundaries. 


    TITLE I, PART D, SUBPART 2: $361,139
    Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, funds support programs for children and youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at risk. Federal entitlement funds are allocated to:

    • Support the operation of local educational agency programs that involve collaboration with locally operated correctional facilities
    • Carry out high-quality education programs to prepare children and youth for secondary school completion, training, employment, or further education
    • Provide activities to facilitate the transition of such children and youth from the correctional program to further education or employment
    • Operate programs in local schools, including schools operated or funded by the Bureau of Indian Education, for children and youth returning from correctional facilities, and programs which may serve at-risk children and youth



    TITLE II, PART A: $3,359,116
    Title II, Part A, funds are allocated to increase student academic achievement through:

    • Improving teacher and principal quality
    • Increasing the number of highly effective teachers in classrooms
    • Increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools

     Fort Worth ISD TITLE II, PART A Initiatives

    • Recruitment and Certification - BTAP
    • Curriculum – Early Learning Specialist
    • Professional Development
    • Instructional and Literacy Coach Coordinators
    • Academic Content Coaches
    • Charter Partnerships
    • Equity and Excellence
    • Administration of Programs
      • Compliance and Evaluation
      • Federal Programs
      • Campus Improvement
    • Private Schools Services


    TITLE III, PART A ELA: $2,613,094
    IMMIGRANT: $379,755
    Title III, Part A, aims to ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III, Part A, funds are allocated to help all English learners meet the same challenging state academic standards that all students are expected to meet.

    Fort Worth ISD Title III, Part A Initiatives

    • Support the effectiveness of the Dual Language and ESL instructional programs with additional supplemental activities
      • Upgrading curricula and supplemental instructional resources including software for Emergent Bilingual (EB) and immigrant students
      • Enrichment tutoring and/or summer school for EB and immigrant students
      • Educational field trips for emergent bilingual and immigrant students
      • Journey’s student leadership development
    • Provide effective supplemental professional development to teachers, staff, and administrators to support emergent bilingual students
      • National Conferences
      • Academic Content Coaches
      • EB Parent, Family, and Community Initiatives
      • Academic Language Development and Biliteracy Initiatives
    • Offer supplemental parent, family, and community engagement activities specifically targeting emergent bilingual and immigrant families
      • EB Parent Trainings and Conference including hosting TEA Watch Parties and EB Parent Make and Take Workshops
      • Multilingual Education Biliteracy Fair
      • Community Health Fair


     TITLE IV, PART A: $2,809,508
    Title IV, Part A, supports student and academic enrichment by increasing the capacity of state educational agencies, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to:

    • Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education
    • Improve school conditions for student learning
    • Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

     Fort Worth ISD TITLE IV, PART A Initiatives

    • Student Behavioral Support
      • Trust Based Relational Intervention
      • Stay in School
      • Family Action Centers
      • Response to Intervention
    • College and Career Readiness
      • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
      • OnRamps
      • American College Testing (ACT) and Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
      • Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC)


    Please contact the Fort Worth ISD Federal Programs staff with questions, comments, or concerns. 

    Fort Worth ISD Contact: Grants Department grantsemail@fwisd.org
    Grants and Development