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What is Title I, Part D?

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. The Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 State agency N or D program was first authorized with P.L. 89-750, the Elementary and Secondary Amendments of 1966. The Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 local educational agency program came into being in its present form with the Improving America Schools Act of 1994.

Title I, Part D, is administered by the Office of School Support and Accountability (OSSA), under the federal Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). Jeffery Buehler, Felicia Goss, Elizabeth Witt, and Heather Denny are the Federal Program Officers for the Title I, Part D, Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk Program.

The goals of Title I, Part D, are to

  1. Improve educational services for these children so they have the opportunity to meet challenging State academic content and achievement standards;
  2. Provide them with services to successfully transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and
  3. Prevent youth who are at-risk from dropping out of school, and to provide dropouts and children and youth returning from correctional facilities with a support system to ensure their continued education.

Subpart 1

Under SEA programs (Title I, Part D, Subpart 1), States receive formula funds based on the number of children in State-operated institutions and per-pupil educational expenditures. Each State's allocation is generated by child counts in State juvenile institutions that provide at least 20 hours of instruction from nonfederal funds and adult correctional institutions that provide 15 hours of instruction a week. The SEA then makes subgrants to State agencies based on their proportional share of the State's adjusted enrollment count of neglected or delinquent children and youth.

Subpart 2

Under local agency programs (Title I, Part D, Subpart 2), the SEA awards subgrants to districts with high numbers or percentages of children and youth in locally operated juvenile correctional facilities, including facilities involved in community day programs.

Related Requirements

With Title I, Part D, funds come certain requirements and responsibilities on behalf of the State agencies and districts that receive the funds. State agencies and districts that conduct a program under Title I for children and youth who are N or D are required to

  • Meet the educational needs of neglected, delinquent, and at-risk children and youth, and assist in the transition of these students from correctional facilities to locally operated programs,
  • Ensure that these students have the same opportunities to achieve as if they were in local schools in the State, and
  • Evaluate the program and disaggregate data on participation by gender, race/ethnicity, age, disability and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) status not less than once every 3 years

View the official Title I, Part D, statute.

ED Logo Headquarters and Contact Information for Title I, Part D Programs

Headquarters Office

U.S. Department of Education
OESE School Support and Accountability Programs
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Rm. 3W200
Washington, DC 20202-6132

Program Officers

Jeffery Buehler
E-mail Address:

Felicia Goss
E-mail Address:

Elizabeth Witt
E-mail Address:

Heather Denny
E-mail Address:

Federal Website

Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk program page