Under several programs included in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), local education agencies (LEAs) provide services for eligible private/non-profit school students and teachers.
The Title I program provides supplemental educational services so that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. To qualify for assistance under Title I, a private/non-profit school must have an enrolled student or students who reside within the attendance area of a participating public school located in a low-income area to generate funding for the private/non-profit federal program, and the funding must go to an identified group of students who are failing, or at risk of failing, to meet student academic achievement standards.
Private/non-profit school teachers, principals, and other educational personnel may be eligible to participate in the Title II, Part A, federal program for professional development, and/or the Title IV, Part A federal program for well-rounded educational opportunities and support for safe and healthy students. Private/non-profit schools receive services through the LEA in which they reside for Title II and Title IV. Title III program products and services are available to private/nonprofit students who reside within the geographic jurisdiction of the LEA and are identified in an appropriate manner. Funds awarded to LEAs under Title I, Title II, Title III, and Title IV, are subject to the provisions of ESSA.