DIRECTOR ::Donna Brown, 919.807.3957

MISSION :: To ensure that federal and state education funds contribute to the goal of all students meeting or exceeding rigorous state standards.

What is the focus of our work?
The Federal Program Monitoring and Support Division supports approximately $514,000,000 in federal funds provided to districts and schools each year. The primary role of the Division is to provide grants administration, program monitoring, data collection and reporting, and to facilitate the necessary technical assistance to ensure not only compliance, but quality programs for students. Compliance is the first step toward program quality; monitoring is the springboard to providing technical assistance.

Why do we monitor?

How can we help?

NEW!! The U.S. Department of Education (USED) is requiring all State educational agencies (SEAs) to submit a new State Educator Equity Plan in accordance with the requirements of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). In its plan, each SEA must, among other things, describe the steps it will take to ensure that "poor and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers." Additional information is here.

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Below are links pertaining to the State of North Carolina’s implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002).

  • Temporary Assignments Charter Schools 6/5/15
    (pdf, 351kb)

  • Temporary Assignments LEAs 6/5/15
    (pdf, 364kb)

  • MOA - Title I and Child Nutrition
    (pdf, 591kb)

  • Title II, Part A has been moved to the Federal Program Monitoring Section. Additional TitleII, Part A information is here.

  • NEW!! The Title I, Part A Handbook 2015-2016: Tools and Tips for Title I Directors is intended to assist Title I Directors in managing their Title I programs throughout the school year. The technical assistance documents in the Title I, Part A Handbook are intended to provide an overview of the authorizing statute and should be used in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education (USED) policy guidance.
    (pdf, 1.3mb | doc, 1.2mb)

  • Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request
    (pdf, 3.7mb)

  • Additional ESEA Flexibility Request Information is here

  • School Improvement Grants
    Forty North Carolina schools are receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds as authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).

    Selected SIG schools were among the persistently lowest performing schools ( pdf, 134kb) in the state and were eligible for or receiving Title I funds. This includes charter schools, alternative and special schools.

  • Additional SIG information is here

  • Save the Date:

    New Director Institute
    The McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC
    July 15-16, 2015

    The focus of this training will align with our Title I Handbook specifically for new Title I Directors. If you are in your first three years as Title I Director, this training is for you. We plan to have veteran Title I Directors from various districts share lessons learned over the years, as well as have NCDPI program administrators present on topics from Title II to REAP grants to N & D programming. More information coming soon! Save the date!

    The McKimmon Center is located on the campus of NC State University.
    Information at https://onece.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/divisionUnits/mctc/index.jsp