Tag Archives: Title V Part A


Legislation, Regulations and Guidance


Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title V, PART A – INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS; 20 U.S.C. 7201 et seq

2008-05-14 — Guidance for Title V

Part A of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (State Grants for Innovative Programs)

PDF (39K)

2002-08-28 — Policy Guidance

Final Guidance for Title V, Part A, State Grants for Innovative Programs
MS WORD (198K) PDF (411K)



Funding Status

2008 Estimate

Appropriation: 0
Number of New Awards: 0

2007 Estimate

Appropriation: $99,183,447
Number of Awards: 56
Average New Award: $1,700,000
Range of New Awards: $492,446- $12,443,948


Appropriation: $99,000,000
Number of Awards: 56
Average Award: $1,700,000
Range of Awards: $190,000 – $12,300,000


Appropriation: $198,400,000
Number of Awards: 56
Average Award: $3,542,857
Range of Awards: $177,434 – $24,372,684


Appropriation: $296,548,500
Number of Awards: 56


Appropriation: $382,497,500
Number of Awards: 56


Appropriation: $385,000,000


Who May Apply: (by category) State Education Agencies (SEAs)

Who May Apply: (specifically) Outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
are eligible for funds under a set-aside. Local education agencies (LEAs) receive subgrants by formula from SEAs.


Applicant Information


SEAs apply to the Department for funds using the Consolidated State Application process through which States submit a single application for funds for a number of Federal education formula grant programs. (Consolidated applications/plans are authorized under Title IX of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to promote coordination among programs and reduce paperwork.)

These applications are submitted at the beginning of each reauthorization cycle and remain in effect until the next reauthorization. However, states if needed may amend their application.

Section 5122 (c) Period of Application.–An application submitted by the State educational agency under subsection (a) shall be for a period not to exceed 3 years. The agency may amend the application annually, as may be necessary to reflect changes, without filing a new application.

Innovative Programs

This is a state-administered formula grant program designed to improve student academic achievement and the quality of education for all students. Funding may be used for the following purposes:

  • to support local education reform efforts;
  • to provide funding to enable SEAs and LEAs to implement promising education reform programs and school improvement programs that rely on scientifically based research;
  • to provide a continuing source of innovation and education improvement, including support programs that provide library services and instructional and media materials;
  • to meet the education needs of all students, including at-risk youths; and
  • to develop and implement education programs to improve school, student, and teacher performance, including professional development activities and class-size reduction programs.

Funded programs must be:

  • tied to promoting challenging academic achievement standards;
  • used to improve student academic achievement; and
  • part of an overall education reform strategy.


The program provides funding for 27 allowable program areas, including instructional and educational materials, technology, school improvement, school and education reform, and meeting the education needs of at-risk students.