Title I, Part A
Private Non Profit
Equitable Services for Private Nonprofit Schools
LEAs who receive federal funds are required to provide equitable services for eligible private nonprofit school children, teachers, and other educational personnel. Services provided by the LEAs for private school participants must be designed to meet educational needs and supplement the educational services by the private schools. After consultation, private schools may receive equitable services in Title I Part A, Title I Part C, Title II, Title III, and Title IV Parts A & B. The LEA must spend the funds on behalf of the private schools, and the funds must never be given to a private nonprofit school.
Statute from ESEA as amended through ESSA, enacted December 10, 2015 contains two sections related to these equitable services:
In accordance with Public Law 114-95, LEAs are required to consult with participating PNPs to determine equitable services for private school students and/or teachers. LEAs must submit an Affirmation of Consultation with PNP School Officials.
Best Practices for Using Title I, Part A Funds under ESSA to Support Private Nonprofit (PNP) School Needs
Random Validation Guidance document for 2017-2018 only includes selected PNP ESSA requirements.