Johnny Key

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Title I Comparability

Section 1120A(c) of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965 states that local educational agencies may receive Title I funds only if state and local funds will be used in schools served under Title I Part A to provide services that, taken as a whole, are at least comparable to services in schools that are not receiving funds under Title I Part A.
 
The intent is to ensure that federal funds are provided over and above the nonfederal resources that otherwise would be provided.  Comparability is designed to evaluate the use of nonfederal resources in individual schools and ensure that the distribution of resources is equitable.
 
To prove comparability, an LEA must examine the state and locally paid instructional staff in all schools being compared.
  1. Instructions and Principles for Comparability (PDF)
  2. Form 1  (XLSX)
  3. Forms 2A and 2B (XLSX)
  4. Form 2C (XLSX)
 

Comparability Letters

For more information, please contact:

Kristy Hobson, Federal Funding Analyst
Arkansas Department of Education
Federal Funding
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-682-0116
 
Annette Pearson, Federal Program Analyst
Arkansas Department of Education
Federal Funding
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-683-1243
 
Bonnie Casey, Fiscal Support Manager-Special Education
Arkansas Department of Education
Federal Funding
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-682-4482
 
Amy Thomas, Federal Finance Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Federal Funding
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-682-3636


 

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