Title I

Title I – Funds are provided to schools to ensure that children in poverty have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement and state academic assessments.

Title I, Part D of No Child Left Behind provides “Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk”. Title I, Part D subpart 2 provides funds to districts that have county-operated local youth detention facilities. There are only five county-operated youth detention facilities in Nebraska. The amount of funds available for Title I, Part D subpart 2 is determined through the formula used for Title I, Part A.

Funds to Nebraska:

Title I Part A


Title I Part D, Subpart 2


Account Codes

Federal Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

Request Reimbursement


Other Links:

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) & Title I, Part D

Diane Stuehmer

Race to the Top

Race To The Top 2

MOU-Phase 2
Race To The Top 2 PowerPoint

Nebraska Race to the Top Phase 2 Application
Appendices Phase 2

Race To The Top

Race to the Top Fund, a competitive grant program authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), is to encourage and reward States that are creating the conditions for education innovation and reform; achieving significant improvement in student outcomes, including making substantial gains in student achievement, closing achievement gaps, improving high school graduation rates, and ensuring student preparation for success in college and careers; and implementing ambitious plans in four core education reform areas.

Nebraska Submits Race to the Top Application

(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman and Dr. Roger Breed, Commissioner of Education, announced today that Nebraska has submitted an application for federal Race to the Top funding to the U.S. Department of Education. Applications for Phase I projects are expected to be announced by the department in April. More…

PowerPoint Presentation


Nebraska Race to the Top Application

Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools (PLAS)

PLAS Definition – Revised 02-2011

PLAS Selection Process

Talking Points

PLAS 2009-2010 School Year based on 2008-09 data

PLAS 2010-2011 School Year based on 2009-10 data

PLAS 2011-2012 School Year based on 2010-11 data

Federal Guidance on School Improvement Grants

Diane Stuehmer


Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA)

IDEA – Funds are provided to schools to help ensure that children with disabilities (under age 21) have access to a free, appropriate public education to meet each child’s unique needs and prepare each student for further education, employment, and independent living.

Funds to Nebraska:    

    IDEA Part B (611) 
    IDEA Preschool (619)

    IDEA Part C (infant/toddler) 


$  2,340,562
$  2,927,516




Account Codes

Application Memo (2nd 50%)

Federal Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

Infrastructure Certification

Infrastructure Projects UPDATED 7/27/2011

Additional Infrastructure Projects

Request Reimbursement


Pete Biaggio

Greg Prochazka



Frequently Asked Questions

ARRA Section 1512 Reporting for the Jobs Accountability Act

Education Jobs (Ed Jobs) Program (P.L. 111-226)


School Lunch Equipment

State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF)

Title I

Other Links:

Grants Management Guidance




Education Jobs (Ed Jobs) Program

2011-2012 Education Jobs Allocation

Frequently Asked Questions – (Ed Jobs) (P.L. 111-226)




Applications & Reporting Information


ARRA Account Code Information

ARRA Section 1512 Reporting – Memorandum (Due Date 10/05/2009)

ARRA Section 1512 Reporting – NDE Bulletin 12/21/2009 (Due Date 01/08/2010)

ARRA Section 1512 Reporting for the Jobs Accountability Act (updated 12/21/2009)

Federal Reporting Guidance

Grants Management Guidance

Ideas for Using ARRA Funds

Request Reimbursement



Summary ARRA Allocations

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, save and create millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Recovery and Reinvestment Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression. With much at stake, the Act provides for unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability so that you will be able to know how, when, and where your tax dollars are being spent. Spearheaded by a new Recovery Board, this Act contains built-in measures to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending. This website, Recovery.gov, will be the main vehicle to provide each and every citizen with the ability to monitor the progress of the recovery.



American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

President Obama announced a limited time, one-time infusion of federal funds with the first principle of the funds to save and create jobs. Key requirements for applying for and utilizing these funds are (1)providing equitable, highly qualified teacher distribution; (2) improving collection and use of data; (3) enhance the quality of state standards and assessments; and (4) support for struggling schools.

Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has stated that the primary purposes of the funds allocated for education are to protect children, retain and/or create jobs, and for real reform for education.

Ideas for Using ARRA Funds

Information will be posted here as made available.

You can access more information from the following links: