CFDA Code: 84.367A
Title II, Part A funds are awarded to districts 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) receive funds on a formula basis.
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.
During the 2017-2018 school year the Department will work with Iowa schools to refine the above requirements and recommendations to align with Iowas plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for implementation in 2018-2019. This is a transition year, so flexibility will be allowed when determining the use of funds under Title II A upon approval of the IDE.
Title II, Part A - Purpose:
To increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards
To improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders
To increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools
To provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders
For more information, the Title II, Part A Nonregulatory Guidance is provided below. The guidance in this document supersedes all prior guidance issued by the Department for the Title II, Part A program.
This Non-Regulatory Guidance explains how State educational agencies, local educational agencies can effectively and correctly use Title II, Part A funds to ensure that all teachers are qualified and effective.
The guidance not impose any requirements beyond those that the law specifies and, where possible, it encourages varying approaches and focuses on what can be done rather than on what cannot be done. Any requirements referred to in the document are taken directly from the statute, with citations provided throughout. Except for explicit statutory requirements, state and local recipients are free to implement Title II, Part A activities based on their own reasonable interpretations of the law.
To access Title IIA funds, districts must submit an application. The application requires each district to provide and complete the following:
- General Information Cover Sheet
- Contact Information
- Nonpublic School Consultations (if applicable)
- Minority Impact Statement
It is the policy of the Iowa Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. 1681 ? 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy by the Iowa Department of Education, please contact the legal counsel for the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14
Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, telephone number: 515-281-5295, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544, telephone number: 312-730-1560, FAX number: 312-730-1576, TDD number: 877-521-2172, email: