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The Office of Federal Programs provides support for schools through Federal Programs funding which includes Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), ESSER, GEER, and CTE (Career and Technology Education).
Our mission is to provide a high-quality system of support to schools in order to promote educational excellence through the procurement, monitoring, and utilization of federal funds.
The purpose of Title I is to enable schools to provide opportunities for children served to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the challenging state content standards and to meet the challenging state performance standards developed for all children.
This purpose is accomplished by such efforts as providing an enriched and accelerated educational program;
The purpose of the Title II, Part A grant is:
Title III is responsible for the oversight of the language instruction of limited-English proficient and immigrant students. This is accomplished by:
The purpose of Title IV funding is to improve student academic achievement by increasing the capacity of state educational agencies, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities through:
Title IV funding must be spent in the following categories and ratios:
The purpose of the IDEA grant is to:
The purpose of CTE funding is to:
The purpose of the Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is to:
The Charter Institute at Erskine is required to set-aside funding under Title I to assist with the students in need under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistant Act. If your school identifies students in need, please reach out to our office for funding assistance.
The CARES Act (ESSER I) was implemented to provide emergency relief funds to address the impact COVID-19 has, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary education schools in South Carolina.
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II). was allocated for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs) with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools.
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III under ARP) was allocated for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs) with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.
STAKEHOLDER PUBLIC INPUT SURVEY
The Institute is seeking public input from diverse stakeholders in order to obtain essential feedback in developing a plan that best meets the needs of students, families, educators, communities, and stakeholders. Your input will help shape the plans for addressing needs due to COVID-19 and how these funds are allocated.
Public Input Survey: Closed
The GEER Fund allocation was a one-time grant funded by monies received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Governor Henry McMaster allocated $9 million of funding to public charter schools through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund to offset increased enrollment costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.