PDE Federal Programs
The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Division of Federal Programs (DFP) responsibility is to distribute and verify that federal funds meet the intent of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which was originally signed in to law in 1965 under President Lyndon B. Johnson and most recently reauthorized in 2001 under President George W. Bush as “No Child Left Behind.”
Tile I is the flagship grant which was made available to distribute to schools and school districts with a high percentage of students from low-income families to help the student catch up and keep up with academic progress and requires family involvement with the program.
DFP processed over $697,000,000 in federal funds for the 2013-14 school year. Programs currently include Title IA, School Improvement grants, Math-Science Partnership, Neglected and Delinquent, Rural and Low Income, 21st Century, Title IIA and Title III.