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State & Federal Grants

1. Title 1 – Part D:  Neglected & Delinquent Funds

The Title 1 N&D grant is a federal entitlement program available for state run institutions that operate a school program for children who are in state custody (i.e., Youth Detention Centers). The goal behind providing funds for supplementary education services is to help provide education continuity for youths in state-run  institutions so they can make successful transitions to school or employment upon release.

Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, authorized by Title I, Part D of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 USC 6421 et seq.) include two programs, one for State programs and another for local programs:

  1. Subpart l establishes the State agency Neglected or Delinquent (N or D) program, through which ED provides Federal financial assistance to State educational agencies (SEAs) to enable them to award subgrants to State agencies (SAs) that operate educational programs for children and youth in institutions or community day programs for children who are neglected, delinquent and at-risk and for children and youth in adult correctional facilities.
  2. Subpart 2 authorizes ED to award grants to SEAs to enable them to award subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide programs that serve children and youth who are in locally operated correctional facilities or are attending community day programs for delinquent children and youth. Additionally, Subpart 2 programs may provide assistance to children and youth who are neglected or at-risk of dropping out of school.

Subpart 3 of Part D requires SAs and LEAs to evaluate their programs at least once every 3 years to determine, by using multiple and appropriate evaluation measures, the programs’ effects on student achievement.


The purposes of Title I, Part D are to: (1) improve educational services for children and youth in local and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that they have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic content and State student achievement standards that all children in the State are expected to meet; (2) provide these children with services to enable them to transition successfully from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and (3) prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school as well as to provide dropouts and children and youth returning from correctional facilities or institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth, with a support system to ensure their continued education.

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2. Perkins Funding

The Perkins Grant provides secondary and postsecondary schools with funding to support career and technical education programs.

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) is a principal source of federal funding to states and discretionary grantees for the improvement of secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs across the nation. The purpose of the Act is to develop more fully the academic, career, and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.

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Application Process  Click on your state in the table below to find your state’s Perkins Grant application.


3.  North Dakota Department of Transportation Safety Division Grant 

The North Dakota Department of Transportation Safety Division is seeking grant applications from North Dakota schools that provide driver education.  Grants will provide the school with funds toward the purchase of a driving simulator for use with driver education.  Driving simulators allow teens to learn and practice critical driving skills in a safe and controlled environment.  Three grants up to $15,000 each will be awarded.  Click here for the application and deadline.

4. Tennessee Highway Safety Office Offers Grants to Support Highway Safety Education

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office grants are available to programs designed to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries and related economic losses resulting from traffic crashes on Tennessee’s roadways. Agencies can apply for funding in multiple areas including:

  • Alcohol & Impaired Driving Education & Enforcement
  • Distracted Driving
  • Teen Driver Safety

Local governments, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions, and private non-profits can apply for National Highway Safety Transportation Administration pass-through funding for projects related to various areas of highway safety. Applications will be accepted starting March 1st through March 31st. For more information on how to apply, please visit here.


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