• The Federal Programs page provides information and resources related to federal programs including Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IV.


  • Title I, Part A

    Title I is a federally funded program, part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. ESEA was reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (EESA). Title I provides supplemental funding for resources to help schools, with high concentrations of students from low-income families, provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standards. Title I, Part A supports schools in implementing either a school-wide program or a targeted assistance program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically-based research. The program is designed to accomplish four primary goals.

    Provide supplementary education to students eligible for services;
    Provide additional funding to schools and districts serving high concentrations of children from low-income families;
    Focus educator efforts on the needs of special student populations; and
    Improve the academic achievement of eligible students, reduce performance gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students, and assist eligible students in meeting high academic standards.

    Title II, Part A—Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund

    The purpose and intent of this program is to provide financial assistance to the LEAs to do the following:

    Increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classrooms and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools
    Hold LEAs and schools accountable for improving student achievement

    Title III, Part A—English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement

    Aims to ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of  academic achievement in English

    Title IV, Part A—Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program

    Areas of focus for this grant area are as follows:  well-rounded education, student health and safety, and support for effective use of technology.

    In accordance with federal regulations, an entity planning to submit a federal grant application must afford a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application that is submitted to the Texas Education Agency for approval. The following are the final amounts Willis ISD was awarded for the 2021-22 school year; as well as the planning amount for 2022-23. Willis ISD always welcomes comments or questions concerning any of the grants listed below.

    2021-2022 Final Amounts 

    Title I - $1,414,889
    Title II - $284,566
    Title III - $163,377
    Title IV - $155,961

    2022-2023 Planning Amounts

    Title I - $1,459,359
    Title II - 249,838
    Title III - $127,080
    Title IV - $96,932