The purpose of Title 1 is to provide all children significant opportunities to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education and to close educational achievement gaps. Title 1 services are designed to improve academic outcomes for students who are failing or at risk of failing to meet State standards.How does a district qualify for Title 1 funds?Title 1, Part A funds are distributed to school districts based on four distinct funding formulas affected by census poverty data. Based on census poverty figures, districts with a minimum of 10 poverty students and a population of such children that constitutes at least 2% of the district's total child population are eligible to receive funds. Districts determine which eligible buildings are to participate in based on federal requirements and local decisions. Districts apply for Title 1 funds annually through the district's Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP).Targeted Assistance or Schoolwide?Individual buildings within a district are either determined to be Targeted Assistance buildings or Schoolwide buildings. Targeted Assistance buildings must direct services to specific at-risk students above and beyond that regular state and local resources provide. Schoolwide buildings may use Title 1 funds for schoolwide activities intended to improve outcomes across the entire building.