Federal and Special Programs

  • Lynn Howard Executive Director

    (678) 301-6357

    Amy Song Director

    (678) 301-7060

    Title I, Part A – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

    Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, provides funding to school districts to help ensure that all children, particularly those who are most academically at-risk, meet challenging state academic standards. Schools participating in the Title I program receive funds based on the percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals. Title I programs are designed to ensure high standards for all students, increase quality instructional time, improve instruction through professional development, enhance family participation in the educational process, expand educational resources, and strengthen accountability.

    Sixty-eight schools within Gwinnett County Public Schools receive Title I services. Of these, 42 are elementary schools, 12 are middle schools, 10 are high schools, three are alternative schools, and one charter school. Schools offer a schoolwide program where all students, teachers, and families benefit from the supplemental resources and support provided by Title I.


    Title I, Part C – Education of Migratory Children

    Title I, Part C of ESSA is designed to support the academic and basic medical needs of children who have been verified by the Georgia Department of Education for the Migrant Education Program. These are children whose families have moved within the last three years due to economic necessity, and who work in seasonal agricultural or fishing jobs. This program serves children ages 3 – 21 by removing barriers to their academic participation and success.


    Title II, Part A – Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers, Principals, or other School Leaders

    The purpose of Title II, Part A of ESSA is to maintain teacher and leader effectiveness through recruitment, retention, and professional development.


    Title III, Part A – Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students

    Title III, Part A of ESSA ensures that English Learner and Immigrant students receive needed supplemental support to assist in their acquisition of English and their overall academic success.


    Title IV, Part A – Student Support and Academic Enrichment

    Title IV, Part A of ESSA offers students the opportunity for interventions and academic enrichments as well as access to additional technology for digital literacy. In addition, this grant provides funding to improve school conditions for student learning.


    Equitable Services

    Students, families, and teachers in private schools may be eligible for equitable services in accordance to guidance from U.S. Department of Education as it relates to each individual federal program. Click here for the Initial Consultation video with private schools (October 2020; 1 hr, 24 min.).


    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act – Education for Homeless Children and Youth

    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides support for students who are experiencing homelessness. Its purpose is to remove barriers to academic success that students may face as a result of their living situation.

  • Lynn Howard, Executive Director
    Lynn Howard
    Executive Director
  • Amy Song, Director
    Amy Song