Federal Programs Staff

Marcus E. Cheeks             
Patricia Youngblood          
Director of Federal Programs 
Administrative Support
Administrative Support

Division of Program Development and Special Populations

Farrah R. Nicholson          
Kelsey Blumenberg           
Jerry McClendon                
Mariea Jackson                  
Tarro Funches                   
Karen Austin                    
Kimberly Williams              
Barbara Greene                  
Director of School Support Services and MS Soars
Title I, Part A - Low Income,Distinguished Schools and MCAPS
Title I, Part C - Migrant Education
Title I, Part D - Neglected and Delinquent
Title II - Improving Teacher Quality and Title VI - Rural and Low Income 
Title III - English Language Learners and Immigrants
Title IV - 21st Century Community Learning Centers and MCAPS
Title IV - 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Title X - Homeless Education

Division of Fiscal Management, Monitoring, School Support and Data Collection / Reporting

Melanie N. Diggs                
Carol Spann                      
Shanika Grant                    
Michael Gibbons                 
Betina White                       
Rhushell Moore                   

Director of Finance
School Payments, Carryover, MOE, Comparability
Budget, Procurement and Payments
Monitoring, Compliance and Performance
Monitoring, Compliance and Performance and MS Soars
MSIS Data Collection and CSPR Data Reporting
Office of Federal Programs     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-3499     Fax: (601) 359-2587

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