Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has allocated $224,714,082 in federal funds to schools in Bronx County as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 Title I allocations.
Part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Title I program provides financial assistance to school districts so that they can afford services to students at risk of not meeting state academic achievement standards, especially in areas with high concentrations of low-income families.
“For more than 50 years, the Title I program has provided critical resources to help local school districts modernize infrastructure, improve staffing, and offer students the tools they need to succeed academically,” Congressman Engel said. “In addition, Title I funds support preschool, after-school, and summer programming that reinforces regular schooling and helps prepare children for the next phase of their academic journey. These funds are critical to our Bronx schools, which is why I will continue to champion the Title I program in Congress.”
These allocations are subject to potential adjustments by the Department of Education at the end of FY 2016.