Federal & State Grants
Gilbert Public Schools Federal and State Grants Information

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

In December of 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law reauthorizing President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.  Gilbert Public School District currently receives federal funding through ESSA’s Title I, Title II and Title IV grants. The Office of Federal & State Programs at GPS provides support and assistance in managing those programs.


The purpose of Title I Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged, is to provide a fair, equitable, and high-quality education to all children.  Title I  funds currently provide additional reading, math and social/emotional support to those students with the greatest need in 13 of our Gilbert schools.      

Gilbert Public Schools Targeted & Schoolwide Title I Campuses ( * denotes Targeted Program Campuses):

Title I - ELA

Gilbert Public School's Title I English Language Arts (ELA) Program specializes in providing high quality instruction in addition to core classroom learning.  We use multiple data sources to select students that will benefit from extra instruction from a  trained Reading Specialist and/or a Title I Paraprofessional.  Our ELA Title I programs are evidence-based and align with students' needs to enhance student success. 

Title I - Math

Gilbert Public School’s Title I Math Program specializes in providing personalized math instruction, delivered by a Math Specialist and/or Title I Paraprofessional, in addition to core classroom instruction.  Multiple data points are used to identify students who would benefit from additional opportunities to interact with the math concepts.  Our Title I Math programs are evidence-based and align with student specific needs to enhance student success in Mathematics.

Title I - Summer School

Gilbert Public School District is pleased to offer Title I Summer School to those students who demonstrate the need for additional academic support beyond the regular school year.  Title I Summer School provides a supplemental reading and math program taught by state certified Gilbert teachers.  Students who meet entrance criteria will receive an invitation letter to attend this program.  It is a wonderful opportunity for students to reinforce and strengthen their academic skills.

Title I - Family Engagement

A key component of an effective Title I School Program is increasing Parent and Community Engagement in the education of children. Research has shown that students who have the support of their families are more successful in school and ultimately more prepared for college and career upon graduation. 



The purpose of Title II Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction, is to increase student achievement through improved access to effective teachers, principals and other school leaders.  Gilbert Public School District currently utilizes Title II funds to provide high-quality training opportunities for our teachers, principals and staff.   


The purpose of Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant, is to provide students with activities that support well-rounded education, safe and healthy students and technology.  Gilbert Public Schools currently utilizes Title IV funds to support programs such as Advanced Placement, Suicide Prevention and Coding. 

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