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Federal Programs


Federal Programs



Below is an overview of the federal programs administered in The Brookhaven School District. These programs provide support to the district’s overall instructional plan through the responsible and effective use of federal funds. Our goal is to ensure that each child, regardless of her or his circumstances, receives the highest quality education by reaching the standards set forth by the Brookhaven School District.


Title I, Part A – Basic

The purpose of Title I, Part A is to provide our school district with extra resources to help improve instruction in high-poverty schools and to ensure that all children have the same opportunity to meet challenging academic standards. These funds are used to supplement the instructional program for Pre-K through 8th grade.


Title I, Section 1003(a)

Title I, Part A, Section 1003(a) School Improvement Grants provide financial resources to Local Educational Agencies (LEA) on behalf of Title I schools identified as Comprehensive Support and Improvement and Targeted Support and Improvement schools.


Title II, Part A – Highly Qualified Teachers and Principals

The purpose of Title II is to improve student academic achievement through effective professional learning opportunities that increase the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms and enhance the skills of principals and assistant principals in our schools. In addition, these funds are used to provide for class-size reduction teachers. These funds are used for Pre-K through 12th grade.


Title IV - Student Support and Academic Enrichment

The purpose of these funds is to coordinate efforts to have a healthy, drug-free environment that encourages academic achievement through healthy school and safety programs as well as training for students and teachers on technical programs in education.


Title V, Part B – Rural Education

The purpose of Title VI is to address the unique needs of rural school districts that frequently lack the personnel and resources needed to compete effectively for federal competitive grants and receive formula grant allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes. These funds are used for Pre-K through 12th grade.


ESSER Funds  - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

In 2020 and 2021, Congress passed three stimulus bills that provided nearly $190.5 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. States receive funds based on the same proportion that each state receives under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title-IA


For more information

For more information about Brookhaven's federal programs, contact Rob McCreary, via email at [email protected] or by calling (601) 833-6661. For information about how federal programs are managed statewide, visit the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Federal Programs at



MDE Title I Complaint Policy

U.S. Department of Education