Planning and Funding

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This section provides resources and tools that Part D coordinators at every level of program administration--from the State Education Agency to local facilities and programs--can use to plan for and fund programs for youth who are neglected or delinquent (N or D). Topics include the Annual Child Count conducted for funding purposes, application review and development, institution-wide projects, and development of State Plans.

Introduction
Annual Child Count
Application Development & Review
Institution-wide Projects
State Plans
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Planning and Funding

A number of tasks are involved in planning for and administering Title I, Part D (Part D) funding. Each year the key tasks that Part D coordinators are responsible for include:

  1. Conducting the Annual Child Count;
  2. Completing the application process for funding;
  3. Developing and implementing institution-wide projects (IWPs) within participating State agencies (SAs); and
  4. Understanding the State Plan and planning for and funding Part D programs accordingly.

Information is provided in all of these activity areas throughout this section.

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Annual Child Count

Each year States must conduct the Annual Report of Children in Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children, Adult Correctional Institutions, and Community Day Programs (Annual Child Count) in order for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to be able to allocate Title I, Part D funds accordingly. The Annual Child Count involves State Part D coordinators who are working with both current and potentially funded State agency (SA) and local education agency (LEA) subgrantees, and their respective facilities and programs, to identify children and youth who are neglected or delinquent (N or D) as defined by ED.

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Application Development and Review

After States receive their annual allocation of Title I, Part D (Part D) funds from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), State Part D coordinators must allocate the funds to their State agency (SA) and local education agency (LEA) subgrantees. Doing so requires State Part D coordinators to develop and review applications from subgrantees based on ED, State, and local requirements and program priorities. At the same time, SA and LEA subgrantees complete their respective applications after working with their facilities and programs to identify the greatest needs of children and youth who are neglected or delinquent (N or D).

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Institution-wide Projects (IWPs)

Institution-wide projects (IWPs) allow Title I, Part D (Part D) Subpart 1-funded juvenile correctional institutions and neglect facilities that provide free public education for children and youth who are neglected or delinquent (N or D) to use Part D funds in coordination with other Federal and/or State funds to serve all of their students. IWPs allow a State agency (SA) facility to upgrade the entire educational and transition efforts of its institution or program.

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State Plans

To receive Title I, Part D (Part D) Subpart 1 funds, a State education agency (SEA) must submit, for approval by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), a State Plan that describes the program goals, objectives, and performance measures established by the State that will be used to assess the effectiveness of the program in improving the academic, vocational, and technical skills of children and youth in the program. The plan must also provide assurances that the SEA will monitor and evaluate subgrantees. The State Plan should be the basis on which subgrantee applications for Part D funding are developed, responded to, and reviewed.

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