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Title VI, Part B - Rural Education

Purpose

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.

Use of Funds

  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Teacher professional development
  • Educational technology
  • Parental involvement activities
  • Activities authorized under Title IV- Part A Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities
  • Activities authorized under Title I- Part A Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
  • Activities authorized under Title III - Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

Allowable Expenses

  • Can be used for signing bonuses and other financial assistance
  • Programs that train teachers to utilize technology to improve teaching and to train special needs teachers
  • Software and hardware, as described in Section 2402 (a) of the Title II legislation
  • Activities and programs that prevent violence and the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs in and around schools
  • Activities authorized under Title I- Part A
  • Activities authorized under Title III- Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students.

Prohibited Activities

  • Supplanting

Helpful Links

Office of Federal Programs     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-3499     Fax: (601) 359-2587
 

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