American Recovery & Reinvestment Act 2009
New Jersey K-12 Education
Uses of ARRA Neglected and Delinquent (Title I Part D) Funds
ARRA Neglected and Delinquent funds serve neglected and delinquent youths in 14 New Jersey school districts with locally-operated juvenile detention centers. Focus is on the provision of services to youths returning to schools or to the community from correctional facilities. The program allows the use of funds for educational services and activities including curriculum-based youth entrepreneurship education, peer mediation, mentoring, and mental health services. All students who reside in locally funded delinquent institutions are eligible to be served with these funds. Prevention or transition programs operated by the district must serve at-risk students who are eligible for services under Title I, Parts A or C. These funds are in addition to the annual allocation.
Districts must use their ARRA funds consistent with the Title I, Neglected and Delinquent statutory and regulatory requirements, and the NJDOE program guidelines. The following programs and activities are allowable:
- Supplementary educational services (LEA must monitor third-party contracts for compliance)
- Transition activities
- Coordination of health and social services for at-risk youth if there is a greater likelihood they will complete their education. Services may include drug and alcohol counseling and mental health services
- Special programs to meet unique academic needs of at-risk youth including vocational and technical education, special education, career counseling, GED prep, curriculum-based entrepreneurship education, assistance in securing student loans or grants for post-secondary education.
- Mentoring and peer mediation.
- In-district dropout prevention programs for the following students, including those not attending a Title I school:
- Children and youth who have been adjudicated within the juvenile justice system but have returned to a school operated by the school district (using the best available records and data available to identify these individuals):
- Migrant children or youth (based on their eligibility for services under Title I, Part C of ESEA)
- Immigrant children or youth
- Gang members (based on definitions established by the SEA or LEA)
- Pregnant and parenting youth through the age of 21
- Children who are at-risk of school failure or who have failed before
- Children who have limited English proficiency
- Children who have dropped out of school
For specific questions regarding the use of ARRA Title I funds please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARRA Neglected and Delinquent (Title I Part D) Application Process
ARRA Neglected and Delinquent (Title I Part D) Fund Allocations
ARRA Neglected and Delinquent (Title I Part D) Guidance Documents
Note: federal guidelines are subject to change and the department will post the most current information as soon as we receive it.