Note: This program is funded as part of a set-aside from the appropriation for Title I grants. Under the set-aside, up to $5 million is reserved for a program of discretionary grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) in the Outlying Areas and the Republic of Palau. Under ESSA, beginning in FY 2017, the Republic of Palau will receive $1,000,000 from the Title I appropriation. Palau does not receive funds under the Consolidated Grant authority.
Each Year the department makes 5 awards for a total of $5,000,000.