Federal Title Program

Title I, Part A

This funding pays for resources to assist schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families.  These resources improve education quality and help ensure all children in low-income contexts meet the state's student performance standards.

Title I, Campuses

  • Cockrell Hill Elementary
  • Frank D. Moates Elementary
  • Ruby Young Elementary
  • The Meadows Elementary
  • Woodridge Elementary
  • Katherine Johnson TMA
  • West Middle School
  • DeSoto High School

Title II, Part A

DeSoto ISD utilizes Title II, Part A funds to increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms and qualified principals and assistant principals in the district. The intended beneficiaries of Title II funds are teachers and principals, including assistant principals, and as appropriate, administrators, pupil services personnel, and paraprofessionals.

 Title III, Part A

DeSoto ISD utilizes Title III, Part A funds to provide supplemental resources to campuses to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient (LEP) attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects and can meet state mandated achievement performance standards. Intended beneficiaries of Title III funds are LEP students, including immigrant children and youth.

Title IV, Part A

The Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant provides access to, and opportunities for, a well-rounded education for all students; school conditions for student learning to create a health and safe school environment; and access to personalized learning experiences supported by technology and professional development for the effective use of data and technology.


DeSoto ISD has certain responsibilities related to the identification and recruitment of migrant students.  DeSoto ISD is required to receive training, survey all students, and maintain documentation indicating that active identification and recruitment is taking place within the District on an annual basis.


DeSoto ISD is responsible for ensuring the identification, school enrollment, attendance and opportunities for academic success for students in homeless situations.

Discretionary Grants

Unlike a formula grant, a discretionary grant awards funds on the basis of a competitive process.  The department reviews applications, in part through a formal process, while considering program requirements and impact on the district.

State Compensatory Education (SCE)

The purpose of the State Compensatory Education (SCE) program is to supplement the regular – or basic – education program with compensatory, intensive, and/or accelerated instruction. The program requires Texas public school districts and charter schools to offer additional accelerated instruction to each student who meets one or more statutory or locally-defined eligibility criteria in order to reduce any disparity in performance on assessment instruments administered under Subchapter B, Chapter 39 TEC, or disparity in the rates of high school completion between students at risk of dropping out of school and all other LEA students.  

Instructional Materials Allotment

Senate Bill 6 from the 82nd Texas Legislature, created an instructional materials allotment (IMA) for the purchase of instructional materials, technological equipment and technology-related services.  The Office of Federal Programs and External Funding is responsible for purchasing these materials.