Tony Wood

Commissioner of Education

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Federal Funding


The Federal Grants Management Unit assists Arkansas public school districts, open enrollment charter schools, Department of Correction School, and Division of Youth Services Local Neglected and Delinquent Institutions obtain funding and/or services through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) by offering day to day technical assistance through telephone and email correspondences as well as on-site visits and training meetings.

The unit calculates funding for the following ESEA federal programs: Title I Part A, Title I Part D Subpart 1 & Subpart 2, Title I ARRA, Title II-A, Title III, Title IV-A, Title VI-B REAP (State), School Improvement 1003(g) and State Fiscal Stabilization Funds to Arkansas Public School Districts, Open Enrollment Charter Schools, Department of Corrections School, and Division of Youth Services Local Neglected and Delinquent Institutions. It also assures obligation and expenditure of those funds according to Federal laws and regulations within the 27 months of availability.

For more information, please contact:

Kim Bajorek, Federal Grant Analyst
Annette Pearson, Federal Grant Analyst
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Fiscal & Administrative Services
LEA Federal Funding Unit
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone:  501-683-1321


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