Grant Programs

Last Updated: 11/6/2020 5:29 PM

Title I
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools based on percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015 as the update to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. ESSA replaces the previous update to the law, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).  Title I is the largest single program of federal aid for elementary and secondary education.  The MSD of Pike Township receives Title I funding to provide extra academic support and enriching learning opportunities for children to meet and exceed state and local academic standards.  Some of those supports and services include: professional development for teachers, parent meetings, before/after school tutoring, specialized teachers, instructional coaches, extended time opportunities (i.e. Summer Stretch), literacy materials, and equipment and technology.


Title III and NESP

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires state education agencies to establish and implement standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for English Learners (Section 3113).  The purpose of the English language proficiency assessments is to determine a student's level of English proficiency so as to help ensure that children with limited English proficiency (LEP) attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.  Title III funds support these efforts through the use of research-based English language development programs, additional staff, professional development for teachers, supplemental learning activities for students, community participation events, and other educational materials and technology that will ensure English proficiency for LEP students.

The State funded Non-English Speaking Program (NESP) was first approved by the Indiana General Assembly in 1999. This program provides supplemental funding for school corporations to serve LEP students to meet legally required (Lau 1974, Castaneda 1981) language instruction program. The purpose of the NESP is to provide English language development instruction to K-12 LEP students to increase their English language proficiency and academic achievement.  For more information regarding services for LEP students in Pike Township, please refer to the English Language Learner link on the Curriculum & Programs main page.


21st Century Community Learning Centers
The 21st Century After-School Learning Center Grant is a competitive grant opportunity for which Pike Township has been awarded funding for after-school programming at qualifying schools. Eastbrook Elementary, Guion Creek Middle School, and Lincoln Middle School all host an after-school program that provides tutoring, homework help, character development, and other enrichment opportunities in science, technology, engineering, performing arts, and math (STEAM).  Pike High School offers tutoring, homework help, and other opportunities to help prepare students for college and careers after graduation. Visit Pike High School's tutoring page for more information. For specific information about the elementary and middle school programs, please contact Christine Balak at Central Indiana Education Services Center. For general program questions, contact Director of Curriculum & Programs, Cindy Huffman.



The McKinney-Vento Grant supports educational agencies ensure that each child in a homeless situation has equal access to public education. Transportation, school uniforms, food pantry, and other services are supported through the McKinney-Vento Grant. Tonya Monnier, District Social Worker serves as the Pike Township McKinney-Vento Liaison.  If you need access to resources or information about McKinney Vento, please contact Mrs. Tonya Monnier or contact your school directly to speak to an assigned Social Worker. Additional information about McKinney-Vento can be found on the DOE McKinney-Vento Website.

School Social Workers

 Tonya Monnier  Pike High School, Freshman Center, Pike Prep  317.387.2212
 Tammy Coe  Pike High School, Freshman Center, Pike Prep  317.347.8572
 Elizabeth Feeney  Lincoln Middle  317.387.4116
 Terry France-Breedlove  New Augusta North  317.388.7701
 Sherma Jackson  Guion Middle  317.388.7902
 Carol Robinson  Deer Run, Eagle Creek, Fishback Creek  317.387.2211
 Kelly Marshall  Snacks Crossing, Central, College Park  317.387.2225
 June French  Eastbrook, Guion Elementary, New Augusta South  call school