Neglected and Delinquent program Centers
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM
The Part D, Subpart 1, State Agency Neglected and Delinquent (N&D) program provides formula grants to SEAs for supplementary education services to help provide education continuity for children and youths in state-run institutions for juveniles and in adult correctional institutions so that these youths can make successful transitions to school or employment once they are released. Funds are allocated by formula to SEAs, which make subgrants to the state agencies responsible for educating neglected or delinquent children and youths.
To be eligible for state N&D funds, juvenile institutions and adult correctional institutions must provide certain hours a week of instruction from nonfederal funds. The Subpart 2 Local Education Agency Program requires each SEA to reserve from its Title I, Part A, allocation, funds generated by the number of children in locally operated institutions for delinquent youths. Funds are awarded to LEAs with high proportions of youths in local correctional facilities to support dropout prevention programs for at-risk youths.
Allowable activities may include, but are not limited to:
- Provide for children and youth identified by States as failing, or most at-risk of failing, to meet the state’s challenging academic content and student academic achievement standards.
- Supplement and improve the quality of educational services provided to these children and youth.
- States may use Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 funds to pay the necessary and reasonable costs that provide a variety of services, including reading, mathematics, language arts, and vocationally oriented programs that include academic classroom instruction if these are supplementary services and materials.
- Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 funds may also be used to acquire equipment to be used to help the children and youth the SA serves to meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards. Additionally, the funds may cover the costs of meeting the evaluation requirements of ESSA for such programs.