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Title I, Part D - Neglected and Delinquent


The purpose of Title I, Part D is to:

  • Improve educational services for children and youth who are neglected (N) or delinquent (D) so that they have the opportunity to meet challenging State academic content and achievement standards;
  • Provide children and youth who are N or D services so that they can successfully transition from institutionalization to further education or employment; and
  • Prevent youth from dropping out of school and provide youth who have dropped out and youth returning from correctional facilities with a support system to ensure their continued education.

This program provides funding to support the education of youth in state-operated institutions (Subpart 1) and provides assistance to school districts that work with local facilities that serve adjudicated youth (Subpart 2). State agency and school district Title I, Part D programs must meet the educational needs of neglected (N), delinquent (D), and at-risk youth and assist in their transition from correctional facilities to local programs.

Subpart 1: Facilities Served by State Agency 

Educational Services in State-Operated Institutions funded by Subpart 1 are provided by the Division of Youth Services (DYS). For more information see Subpart 1 homepage

Subpart 2: Facilities Served by Local Educational Agencies 

Title I, Part D funds are allocated to LEAs that provide educational services to local facilities (facilities not operated by the state). State-licensed residential childcare institutions, located within school district boundaries, must have locally funded regular education programs in which the students are enrolled 20 hours a week to be eligible to receive funding for Title I, Part D, supplementary programs. These education programs may come in the form of transition supports, dropout prevention programs, health and social services, specialized trainings and career services, mentoring, etc. in district public schools, community day centers, and locally-operated institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth. 

All agencies that receive Part D funds are required to:

1.Meet the educational needs of children and youth who are N or D and assist in the transition of these students from residential facilities to community-based programs;

2.Ensure that these students have the same opportunities to achieve as students in regular community schools;

3.Annually evaluate the program and disaggregate data on participation by gender, race, ethnicity, and age; and use evaluation data to plan and improve subsequent programs for participating children and youth

Use of Funds

Funds provided to local educational agencies under this subpart may be used, as appropriate, for—

1.Programs that serve children and youth returning to local schools from correctional facilities, to assist in the transition of such children and youth to the school environment and help them remain in school in order to complete their education;

2.Dropout prevention programs which serve at-risk children and youth, including pregnant and parenting teens, children and youth who have come in contact with the juvenile justice system, children and youth at least 1 year behind their expected grade level, migrant youth, immigrant youth, students with limited English proficiency, and gang members;

3.The coordination of health and social services for such individuals if there is a likelihood that the provision of such services, including day care, drug and alcohol counseling, and mental health services, will improve the likelihood such individuals will complete their education;

4.Special programs to meet the unique academic needs of participating children and youth, including vocational and technical education, special education, career counseling, curriculum-based youth entrepreneurship education, and assistance in securing student loans or grants for postsecondary education; and

5.Programs providing mentoring and peer mediation.


The U.S. Department of Education (ED) allocates funds for this subpart to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) based on the number of children and youth in State-operated facilities and the State’s average per-pupil educational expenditures.  The annual count data is collected by the State Agency (SA) in October and submitted to CDE in December via the State Agency Tan Form.  Once ED determines a State’s Subpart 1 allocation, CDE makes subgrants to eligible SA participants based on its proportionate share of the State’s adjusted enrollment count of children and youth who are Part D-eligible.  The allocations for Title ID, Subpart 2 are posted annually on the grants fiscal website. Existing facilities will apply for funds in coordination with the designated LEA or state agency through the Federal Consolidated Application. 

Fiscal Requirements

When completing a budget, the LEA must include the following level of detail when describing funded activities:

  • Provide a clear description of what services/programs are supported with these funds

  • Who will be prioritized or targeted for these services/programs?

  • The format, dosage, and intensity of the service/program

  • Location and amount of funds allocated must be identified

Title ID is subject to Supplement, Not Supplant

Title I, Part D funds must only be used to provide additional services, staff, programs, or materials that are not provided with State or local resources absent federal funds; federal funds cannot pay for resources that would otherwise be purchased with State and/or local funds.

Reporting Requirements 

Annual Count of Eligible Student

 All Subpart 2 programs must complete an annual count of eligible students. The annual counts submitted fund programs in the following year.

Title I, Part D Local Institution Blue Form (XLS)

​Title I, Part D Annual Count Training PowerPoint (PPT)

Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR)

The CSPR collection aid in the on-going evaluations of all Title I, Part D programs statewide. The data collected is then analyzed and reported back to USDE and the programs so that they are able to make decisions about programming based on data.

Facility Level CSPR Template Subpart 2 (Excel)

Title I, Part D CSPR Data Collection Training PowerPoint (PPT)


Institution for Neglected Youth: a public or private residential facility, other than a foster home, that is operated for the care of children who have been committed to the institution or voluntarily placed in the institution under applicable state law, due to abandonment, neglect, or death of their parents or guardians

Institution for Delinquent Youth: a public or private residential facility for the care of children who have been adjudicated to be delinquent or in need of supervision

At-risk children or youth include children and youth who have been adjudicated within the juvenile justice system but have returned to a school operated by the school district, migrant children or youth, immigrant children or youth, gang members, pregnant and parenting youth, children who are at-risk of failure or have failed before, children who have limited English proficiency, and children who have dropped out of school.