Title I, Part A and Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

OSPI — Title I, Part A is a federal program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and public schools with high numbers or high percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title I, Part A is a formula grants program for “improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged.”

Title I, Part A is administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. OSPI is the state educational agency through which the financial assistance is distributed to Washington state’s local education agencies (LEAs) and public schools. (Title I, Part A also includes resources for private schools.)

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is Washington’s state-funded program that provides additional academic support to eligible students. LAP funds are available to support programs in grades K-12 in reading, writing, and mathematics, and in readiness for those subjects.

OSPI oversees the distribution of over $286 million to Washington state schools through Title I, Part A and the Learning Assistance Program.


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