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TITLE V

Title V, Part A – Innovative Programs
The Innovative Programs State Grants assist local education reform efforts that are consistent with and support statewide reform efforts. They also support state and local efforts to implement promising education reform programs, provide a continuing source of innovation and educational improvement, help meet special education needs of at-risk and high-need students, and support programs to improve the performance of schools, students, and teachers.

Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 – Public Charter Schools
The Public Charter Schools program is designed to provide financial assistance for the planning, design, or initial implementation of charter schools, and to evaluate the effects of such schools.

Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 – Credit Enhancement Initiatives to Assist Charter School Facility Acquisition, Construction, and Renovation
This program helps charter schools with the costs of acquiring, constructing, and renovating facilities through innovative credit enhancement initiatives.

Title V, Part B, Subpart 3 – Voluntary Public School Choice
The Voluntary Public School Choice program helps states and local school districts to implement public school choice policies by providing funds for transportation, tuition transfer payments to the schools that students choose to attend, and increasing the capacity.

Title V, Part C – Magnet Schools Assistance
The Magnet Schools Assistant Program (MSAP) provides grants to establish and operate magnet schools in school districts that are under a court-ordered or federally approved voluntary desegregation plan to eliminate, reduce, or prevent minority group isolation in elementary and secondary schools.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 2 – Elementary and Secondary School Counseling
The Elementary and Secondary School Counseling programs provide grants to help school districts establish or expand counseling programs in elementary schools and, if the appropriation for the program exceeds $40 million in any fiscal year, the program may be expanded to secondary schools.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 3 – Partnerships in Character Education
This program provides grants to design and put into practice instruction about aspects of character such as citizenship, justice, respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, and giving.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 4 – Smaller Learning Communities
This program supports local efforts to create smaller learning communities within large high schools.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 5 – Reading Is Fundamental–Inexpensive Book Distribution

The Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)-Inexpensive Book Distribution program provides assistance to local nonprofit organizations and to public agencies for reading motivation programs, including distribution of inexpensive books to promote reading.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 6 – Gifted and Talented Students
The Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act supports research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities to help elementary and secondary schools meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 7 – Star Schools
This program encourages improved instruction in mathematics, science, foreign languages, literacy skills, vocational education, and other subjects. It emphasizes learning opportunities for underserved populations, including disadvantaged, illiterate, limited English proficient, and individuals with disabilities through the use of telecommunications technology.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 8 – Ready To Teach
This program provides grants to a nonprofit telecommunications organization or a partnership of such organizations to carry out national telecommunications-based programming to improve teaching in core curriculum areas. In addition, Digital Educational Programming Grants under this subpart support the development of educational programming that includes student assessment tools to provide feedback on student academic achievement.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 9 – Foreign Language Assistance
This program is designed to improve the quality and extent of foreign language instruction, particularly in the nation’s elementary schools.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 10 – Carol M. White Physical Education
This program awards grants and contracts to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs for all kindergarten through 12th-grade students.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 11 – Community Technology Centers
This program promotes the development of model programs that demonstrate the educational effectiveness of technology in urban and rural areas and economically distressed communities.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 15 – Arts in Education
This program supports education reform by strengthening arts education as an integral part of the school curriculum. Its intent is to help all students meet challenging state academic content and achievement standards in the arts.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 16 – Parental Assistance Information Centers
This program establishes school-linked or school-based parental information and resource centers that provide training, information and support to parents, as well as individuals and organizations that work with parents, to implement parental involvement strategies that lead to improvements in student academic achievement.

Title V, Part D, Subpart 21 – Women’s Educational Equity
This program provides financial assistance to enable educational agencies to meet the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and promotes educational equity for girls and women who experience multiple forms of discrimination based on gender, race, ethnic origin, limited English proficiency, disability, or age.