Funding and Information on Title I, Title II, and Title IV


Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding is a portion of the three COVID-19 relief laws, which have allocated aid to school districts to help address educational challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis. 


Indiana DOE Title I

Indiana DOE Title II

Indiana DOE Title IV

Out of School Time (OST)

Title I

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015 as the update to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. ESSA replaces the previous update to the law, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
The mission of Title I is to provide a continuum of services and resources to Title I districts and charter schools that enrich curriculum and instruction, promote interaction and coordination of supplementary services and resources, and result in excellence and high expectations for educators and students. Through collective efforts, we endeavor to increase accountability for all participants in the educational process; enhance cooperation between school and home; provide educators in Title I schools with greater autonomy for shared decision-making; and most importantly, promote increased educational performance of students attending Title I schools.

Title II

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 effectiveness. Through this federal program, State and Local Education 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 receive funds that are competitively awarded by the SAHE.
In exchange, agencies that receive funds are held accountable to the public for improvements in student academic achievement. Title II, Part A provides these agencies with the flexibility to use these funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality and effectiveness, whether they concern teacher preparation and the qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, targeted and embedded professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.

Title IV

Title IV, Part A is a federal funding source broken up into three main focus areas under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The three focus areas of Title IV are intended to: (A) support a well-rounded education by incorporating advanced classes, fine arts, foreign languages, STEAM, and other innovative programming; (B) create safe and healthy schools through the utilization of social-emotional learning and healthy lifestyle habits; (C) effectively utilize technology through properly preparing staff as well as provide high-quality digital learning experiences for underserved students. Title IV funds are available to all traditional public school districts and charter schools that receive Title I funding, as well as equitable services for nonpublic schools.

Contact Us

Shalanda Robinson

Federal Program Director

(219)881-5474 ext. 91413


Rosalind Brown

Federal Program Coordinator

(219)881-5402 ext. 91412


Amerah Bowen-Wilson

Federal Program Non-Pub Liaison

(219) 881-5477 ext. 91466