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DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING
ELIGIBILITY OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS
(Title I applicants only)

RECOMMENDATION: Complete all of the sections (1,2,3,4,6,7, and 8) before computing number 5 in order to determine the necessary Program Amount.

1. All applicants for Title I funds, including single attendance areas, must complete this form. Duplicate the form as necessary. Under number 1, enter LEA name, county name, and project code.

2. Status: Check appropriate box, if applicable. (See Section VIII-30 for information on single attendance areas and Section VIII-31 for information on desegregation waivers.)

3. Poverty Criteria: Check the appropriate box. (See Section VIII-30). Note that the name of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program was changed in 1996 to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) with the enactment of the Federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act.

4. Adjusted Title I Allocation:

4.1. LEA Allocation Enter the LEA Title I entitlement amount from the allocation notice. The subtotal (f) plus Program Amount (g) must equal the LEA Allocation or Title I Entitlement Amount.
a. Homeless & N or D Enter the total amount of Title I, Parts A and B funds allocated for neglected and delinquent students from the allocation notice. Enter the amount of funds reserved for homeless, neglected, and delinquent students.
b. Parent Involvement Enter the total amount reserved for parent involvement activities. LEAs with Title I allocations over $500,000 must reserve at least one percent of funds.
c. Indirect Cost Enter the approved FY 2002 indirect cost rate amount. Indirect costs may be charged only if an approved rate has been received from the NJDOE (see Section VIII-65). This amount should match the amount on the budget page, (Object Code 200-860) for Title I.
d. Professional Development Enter the amount set aside for professional development. This amount should match the amounts allocated on the budget page for Title I.
e. General Administration Enter, if requesting, the amount designated for general administration.
f. Capital Expense Enter amount reserved for nonreimbursed Capital Expense.
g. Subtotal Add the amounts indicated on lines a through e.
h. Program Amount Enter the total of the public and private Attendance Area allocation.

5. Calculation for Per-Pupil Expenditure: Enter the LEA Allocation. Enter the Total Number of Low-income Pupils (public and private). Divide the LEA Allocation by the total number of low-income pupils. Enter the Per-Pupil Expenditure.

6. Below 35 Percent Poverty: If the LEA is below 35 percent poverty, complete the 125 Percent Calculation for Per-Pupil Expenditure. Enter the calculated Per-Pupil Expenditure. Multiply this figure by 125 percent and enter the Adjusted Per-Pupil Expenditure.

7. Schools Ranked by Poverty:

LEA Total Enter the grade span for the LEA, the total number of all Resident Students, the number of low-income Public Students, and the number of low-income Private Students. Calculate the total percentage of poverty for the LEA by dividing the number of low-income Public and Private Students by the total number of Resident Students.
Public School Attendance Area Rank order every school in the district from highest to lowest according to the percentage of poverty. Enter all of the public schools in this order. Do not include private schools in this list.
Grade Span Enter the grade span of the school (Pre-School - Grade 12).
Resident Students Enter the total number of students (public and private) in the school attendance area (the geographic area in which the children who are normally served by that school reside).
Number of Low Income: Public/Private Enter the total number of low-income public students and the total number of low-income private students for each public school attendance area based upon selected poverty criteria.
Percent of Poverty

(Total Public & Private)

Divide the total number of low-income students (public and private) in the attendance area by the number of resident students.
Eligible Schools Place a check if the school is eligible for funding based upon the following priorities: 1) the school exceeds 75 percent poverty; 2) the school, either rank ordered by grade level or within the entire LEA, is at least as high as the percentage of poverty in the LEA as a whole; 3) Option: School has 35 percent or more poverty.
Attendance Area Allocation Public School: Multiply the number of low-income public school students by the per-pupil amount. Enter allocation.

Private School: Multiply the number of low-income private school students by the per-pupil amount. Enter the allocation. The private school student amount may not include any amount for Capital Expenses including Capital Expense costs incurred by third-party contractors in providing Title I services to eligible private school children.

Distribution of Remaining Funds See Title I Eligibility of Schools in Section VIII-30 for criteria.