The Title I, Part D program (also called the Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk) was most recently reauthorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended in 2015. This program provides financial assistance to State agencies (SAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) to: 1. Improve educational services for children and youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk (N or D) so that they have the opportunity to meet challenging State academic content and achievement standards; 2. Provide children and youth who are N or D with services so that they can successfully transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and 3. Prevent youth from dropping out of school and provide youth who have dropped out and youth returning from correctional facilities with a support system to ensure their continued education.
Federal Title I, Part D, Resources
- Read the Federal Title I, Part D Statute
- Read the Federal regulations related to Title I, Part D
- Read the U.S. Department of Education's Title I, Part D Nonregulatory Guidance
- Visit the U.S. Department of Education’s Title I, Part D Web page
Part D Resources
Developed by ED, the Nonregulatory Guidance describes the requirements of the Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 State Agency and Subpart 2 local education agency programs and the evaluation requirements in Subpart 3. The guidance provides suggestions for addressing many of these requirements and does not impose any new requirements beyond those in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and other applicable Federal statutes and regulations.
Youth who are neglected or delinquent (N or D) have wide-ranging needs and are often served in programs funded by a number of intersecting Federal agencies and systems. Gaining awareness of these Federal efforts—and the data sources contained within them—can help promote collaboration, inform programming and policy changes, and strengthen coordination of services at the State and local levels. This tip sheet provides an overview of relevant Federal offices and programs as well as data sources that can be used to support State- and local-level decisionmaking and planning efforts.