Title I — Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged
Title I is a section of the ESSA Act that distributes funding to school districts with a high percentage of low income students. Funding gets distributed to State Educational Agencies who then allocate funds to Local Education Agencies who in turn give funds to schools. To be an eligible Title I School, at least 40% of a school's students must be from low-income families who qualify under the US Census' definition of low income.
Two types of assistance can be provided by Title I Funds- school wide programs and targeted assistance programs, which allow schools to identify students who are failing or at risk.