Office of ESEA Title Programs
The Office of ESEA Title Programs provides leadership, technical assistance and professional development to schools and community-based organizations in the implementation of specific federal grant programs authorized through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act."
Certain programs serve general populations while others are designed to serve children, youth and families with specific educational needs, such as disadvantaged, neglected and delinquent, migrant, homeless and English learner
New Hampshire's federal accountability plan provides information on statewide accountability and improvement, educator support, student success, and assistance to our most at-risk youths: New Hampshire Consolidated State Plan
The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. It includes the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to help K-12 educational entities prevent, prepare for, and respond to impacts of COVID-19.
Title I, Part A - Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards
Formula grants to school districts through Title I, Part A provide opportunities for children to acquire the knowledge and skills to meet the State proficiency standards. This purpose is accomplished in two ways: (1) providing children supplemental support through enriched and accelerated education programs; and (2) providing instructional personnel in participating schools with substantial opportunities for professional development.
- Title I Part A Final Title I A Allocations
- Title I Part A Final Grant Award Notification 2021-2022
- Title I Part A Final Grant Award Notification 2020-2021
- Title I Part A Final Grant Award Notification 2019-20
- Examples of Allowable Uses for McKinney-Vento and/or Title I, Part A Funds
- Through-line to Developing Good Activities for Title I-A Programs
- Title I-A Sample Activities
- Foster Care
Title I 101- What you need to know
Comprehensive School Improvement
- NHDOE Comprehensive Support and Improvement Overview
- Demonstrated Success Professional Development Webinars
Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children
The New Hampshire Migrant Education Program (NH MEP) addresses the unique educational barriers faced by migrant workers and their families in the state. Migrant students are some of the most disadvantaged children and youth nationwide. Many are out-of-school, and those in school are often at risk of failing or dropping out due to frequent moves, cultural differences, and language barriers. In fact, research shows that each change in school can set back a child or youth’s education by four to six months. For out-of-school youth, they may face additional problems such as social isolation, lack of knowledge of resources, or incomplete schooling.
Title I, Part C Contact: Barbara Patch, 603-271-2273 or Barbara.J.Patch@doe.nh.gov
Part I, Part D - Program for Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk Students
Title I, Part D, of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is entitled "The Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk." This program provides financial assistance to educational programs for youths in both school district programs and in-state operated institutions.
Title I, Part D Contact Contact: Ashlee Fye, 603-271-7382 or Ashlee.M.Fye@doe.nh.gov
Title II, Part A - Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Through the program, State and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs), and State agencies for higher education (SAHEs) receive funds on a formula basis. Eligible partnerships consisting of high-need LEAs and institutions of higher education (IHEs) receive funds that are competitively awarded by the SAHE (see Section F).
In exchange, agencies that receive funds are held accountable to the public for improvements in academic achievement. Title II, Part A provides these agencies with the flexibility to use these funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.
- Title II Part A Preliminary Allocations 2020-2021
- Title II Part A Preliminary Grant Award Notification 2019-20
- “Access is provided free to New Hampshire public school educators, an official school email address is required for registration.”
Title II, Part A Contact: Kathryn "Joey" Nichol, 603-271-6087 or Kathryn.J.Nichol@doe.nh.gov
Title III - Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students
The New Hampshire Title III Office is funded through the United States Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, under the legislative authority of Title III, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
With Title III funds, the New Hampshire Title III Office provides technical assistance and training to teachers, administrators and other stakeholders; collects data about EL students; awards Title III grants to school districts; and, provides educational resources which enable teachers, parents and administrators to help ELs succeed academically and socially. Title III funds also are awarded to help eligible districts that have experienced a significant increase in enrollment of new immigrant children.
- Title III Part A Preliminary Allocations 2022-23
- Title III Part A Final Allocations 2020-2021
- Title III Part A, Immigrant Children & Youth Subgrant (2021-22)
Title III Program Resources and Guidance
- Title III Guidance-Forming a Consortium
- Title III Guidance-Overview of Title III, Part A Program
- Title III Guidance-Overview of Immigrant Children & Youth Subgrant
Title III Contact: Wendy Perron, Wendy.L.Perron@doe.nh.gov
Title IV Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
The purpose of the Title IV-A Program is to improve students' academic achievement by increasing the capacity of the LEA schools, and local communities to:
- Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;
- Improve school conditions for student learning; and
- Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
LEA, or LEA consortium, applications are developed through consultation with a Title IV-A Stakeholder Team that includes representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups. The Stakeholder Team should include, but not be limited to, parents, teachers, principals, other school leaders, specialized instructional support personnel, students, community based organizations, local government representatives, private school leaders who participate in equitable services, other school leaders, and others with relevant and demonstrated expertise in programs and activities designed to meet the purpose of Title IV-A.
The LEA, or LEA consortium must prioritize the distribution of Title IV, Part A funds to schools that:
- Are among the schools with the greatest need (as determined by the LEA);
- Have the highest percentages of low-income students;
- Are identified for comprehensive support and improvement;
- Have consistently underperforming subgroups;
- Are identified as a persistently dangerous public elementary school or secondary school under Section 8532.
Title IV Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, Tools and Documents
- Title IV-A Project Planning Toolkit
- Title IV Program Newsletter
- Title IV-A Resources and Documents Folder
Title IV, Part A Contact: Stan Freeda, 603-271-5132 or Stanley.J.Freeda@doe.nh.gov
Title IV, Part B, Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers
The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) program is a federal program funded under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This federal funding stream focuses on out of school time programming for expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending high poverty schools. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math. In addition, programs may provide youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs, art, music and recreation, counseling, and character education to enhance the academic component of the program.
Title IV, Part B Contact: Kathy A. Vestal, 603-271-3853 or Kathleen.A.Vestal@doe.nh.gov
Title V, Part B Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
The purpose of the Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) program is to provide rural districts with financial assistance for initiatives aimed at improving student achievement. The grant is non-competitive, and eligibility is determined by statute. In order to be eligible school districts must have at least 20% of the children they serve come from families with incomes below the poverty line and be located in a rural area. RLIS funds pay for activities authorized under Titles I-IV of the ESEA, as well as parental involvement activities.
- Small, Rural School Achievement Program (SRSA)
- Rural and Low-Income School Program (RLIS)
- Title V-RLIS Instructions
- RLIS Allocations for FFY 21: 2021-2022 Academic Year
Marcia McCaffrey, 603-271-3193 or Marcia.A.McCaffrey@doe.nh.gov
Title X, Part C - Homeless Children and Youth
The McKinney-Vento Act, Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program is designed to address the challenges which homeless children and youth face with enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.
- Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
- Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness: An Introduction to the Issues
- Homeless Liaisons by School
- Examples of Allowable Uses for McKinney-Vento and/or Title I, Part A Funds
Title X, Part C Contact: Christina Dotson, 603-271-3840 or Christina.L.Dotson@doe.nh.gov
The New Hampshire Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The Department is governed by Titles VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014;and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The following person has been designated to handle Departmental inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies for Title IX and Section 504:
Daniel B. Frye, Administrator
Services for the Blind and Vision-Impaired
New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Workforce Innovation
New Hampshire Department of Education
21 S. Fruit Street, Suite 20
Concord, NH. 03301
(603) 271-3814 (Office)
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, please call 1-800-421-3481.