Federal Programs

Federal Programs

The Federal Programs Department of East Central BOCES is committed to assisting all of our rural districts in all areas of grant writing, coordination and implementation in order to provide needed resources to improve student achievement, teacher quality and provide exceptional professional development.


Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged 

A Federal program designed to provide extra resources ensuring that all children have the opportunity to get a quality education, resulting in the attainment of high academic standards.   

Mission Statement:  

The Title I program will provide supplemental instruction and encourage parent involvement to improve the academic performance and confidence of participating students. 


·       To improve student academic achievement

·       To provide highly qualified instructional staff

·       To provide extended instruction in reading and math for at risk students

·       To support scientifically-based programs and strategies

·       To provide professional development, supporting interventions in reading and math

Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals   

A Federal program designed to increase student academic achievement by increasing the number of highly qualified teachers and principals. 


·       To increase student academic achievement

·       To increase the number of highly qualified teachers, principals and paraprofessionals 

·       To provide resources which reflect scientifically based-research and best practices   

·       To provide high-quality, effective professional development 

Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement Act 

A Federal program designed to provide language instruction and academic support for limited English proficient (LEP) students, including immigrant children and youth. 


·       To increase LEP students’ academic achievement 

·       To provide resources which reflect scientifically based-research and best practices 

·       To provide professional development focused on specific intervention strategies 


Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act 

Basic and Reserve Funds 

Perkins funding is based on two formulas, Basic and Reserve, and supports vocational-technical education.  The purpose of the Act is to equip a workforce with the academic and vocational skills needed to compete in a technologically advanced society.

Basic funds are allocated to districts with approved vocational programs.

Reserve funds are discretionary funds.  Rural vocational programs have been the focus of these funds due to the many barriers that rural schools experience. 

Mitzi Swiatkowski


Federal Program Coordinator

719-775-2342 Ext -114
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