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Oklahoma receives federal school funding for children in low-income families

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Jul 17, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Department of Education is receiving $224,661,041 in Title I, Part A Grant Funding.

The funds are being allocated to provide resources to children of low-income families in public schools. The U.S. Department of Education awards this funding with the mission to:

empower States, districts, and other organizations to meet the diverse needs of every student by providing leadership, technical assistance, and financial support.

The funding total breaks the record for Title 1 federal funding being allocated to Oklahoma. The funds are distributed based on need. Schools are eligible for for funding based on the percentage of low income families. The program started in 1965 under President Lyndon Johnson.

The funds are distributed to state agencies, who will then distribute to local school districts, who will then distribute to public schools based on need.

See the full allocation list HERE.

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