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NH sends $1.5 million back to local schools

Unused federal funds will support 111 projects across New Hampshire

CONCORD- New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut today announced that he has reallocated $1.5 million in unused federal Title I and Title II funds back to New Hampshire school districts

“I understand that sometimes school districts are not always able to use every dollar of federal grants before they expire. This reallocation sends this money back to New Hampshire schools,” Edelblut explained. “Before we ask taxpayers to pay more, we should always make sure we are making the best use of money they have already provided.”

Earlier this month, Edelblut announced an agreement with the federal Department of Education to reallocate $10.3 million in special education grants. Today’s announcement includes an additional $1.5 million in unused federal funds from previously-awarded Title I and Title II grants.

Title I funds- $499,037 awarded to 41 projects
Funds must be used by September 30, 2019, so must be for one-time activities, supplies, or materials to support students in improving their academic achievement. Many districts use Title I reallocation funds for summer programming.

Title II funds- $827,277 to 60 projects
Funds must be used by September 30, 2019, so must be for one-time activities. Many districts use Title II reallocation funds for summer professional development for educators.

Title II funds to improve elementary mathematics- $221,573 to ten projects
The New Hampshire Department of Education has provided additional Title II funds to districts through a competitive grant process to assist elementary school teachers in their math instruction.

Total funds- $1,547,887 to 111 projects

“Competition for the elementary mathematics instruction program was particularly high. The Bureau of Instructional Support will continue to look for ways to support districts in elementary math instruction,” Edelblut said.

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