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Federal Programs

Guntersville City Schools participates in the following federally funded programs under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs 

The purpose of this title is to provide all children a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (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 academic standards. 

Title II Supporting Effective Instruction

The purpose of the program is to provide grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) and subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards; improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Title III, Part A English Language Acquisition

This program is designed to improve the education of English Learner (EL) children and youth by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards. The program also provides enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth. Funds are distributed to states based on a formula that takes into account the number of immigrant and EL students in each state.

Title V-B Rural & Low Income (RLIS) School Program

The Rural and Low-Income Schools program is an initiative that provides grant funds to rural school districts with financial assistance for initiatives aimed at improving student achievement.  The grant is non-competitive, and eligibility is determined by statute.

Competitive Grants
Education for Homeless Children & Youth Program Sub-Grant

This Sub-Grant is a competitive grant application that must be submitted annually. To receive McKinney-Vento grant funds, an LEA must demonstrate in its application the intent to provide an appropriate education program for homeless children and youth. The purpose of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education that is provided to other children and youth.

Jennifer Williams
Chief Academic Officer