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Ferndale Area School District

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Federal and State Programs

Federal Title I, Title II and Title IV

The Ferndale Area School District participates in several state and federally funded grant programs to enhance our educational programs.

Consistent with most other school entities in Pennsylvania, federal monies generally represent the smallest portion of revenue for the Ferndale Area School District. In order to be eligible for grant funds, the district must complete the various applications each year and adhere to numerous mandates imposed with the grants. Historically, the amount of revenue has fluctuated over the years. A review of our federal and state entitlement grant programs follows. The projected amounts for the 2023-2024 school year are dependent upon passage of the governor’s, and the federal budget and subject to adjustments during the year.

Preliminary Title I funding, in the amount of $381,594 for the 2023-2024 project year, is used to improve the educational environment of the entire Elementary School. The school wide Title I program uses the funding to support the salaries and benefits of the building instructional and Title I support staff. Title I funds may also be used for core area instructional supplies, to support an after-school tutoring program, parental involvement/community support services, and mandated nonpublic services.

Title IIA, also known as Improving Teacher Quality, is being used to provide class size reduction staff. The 2023-2024 projected grant amount is $36,543.

Title IV, also known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment, is being used to provide class size reduction staff. The 2023-2024 projected grant amount is $24,859.

ESSER Grant Family

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Grants consist of three major grant categories and 3 sub categories. These grants directly fund school districts with allocation based upon their share of 2020-2021 Title I Funding. ESSER I Grant $248,305, ESSER II Grant $1,229,400, ARP-ESSER Grant $2,486,720, ARP ESSER Sub Grants, ARP-ESSER - Learning Loss $138,052, ARP-ESSER - Summer Programming $ 27,611, ARP-ESSER - After School $27,611, and ARP-HCY - $9,081. ESSER Grant Family grant information and narratives are located on the column to the right.

Ready to Learn Block Grant

The 2023-2024 Ready to Learn Block Grant appropriation for Ferndale Area School District is currently awaiting release from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the anticipated grant award is $158,485. Allocations for school districts and charter schools are distributed using the formula enacted in the Pennsylvania Fiscal Code.