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Arts Funding and Accountability Resources for Schools and Districts

(ESSA, LCFF, and Title I)


 Title I and the Arts

YES! Title I funds CAN support the arts!!

New federal guidance on Title I and the Arts was released in February 2017 
Click here to read the memo

Title I Resources

The California Alliance for Arts Education promotes, supports, and advocates for visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools. provides tools for planning, implementing, and evaluating arts-based strategies in alignment with state and federal Title I regulations. 

In 2011, the California Alliance for Arts Education began a policy initiative to help schools and districts understand how arts-based strategies can support Title I goals.  In this film, leaders from the Alliance and two California districts share how these policies are being implemented.


Click above to watch a new video from the California Alliance for Arts Education and

Screen Shot 2013-04-02 at 12.36.20 PMEmbracing Arts Education to Achieve Title I Goals

The California Alliance for Arts Education white paper, A Policy Pathway: Embracing Arts Education to Achieve Title I Goals highlights ways that schools and districts can embrace arts strategies for achieving the goals of Title I and improving educational outcomes for low-income students who are often under-served in public schools. PolicyPathwayTitleI.

At the Crossroads of the Arts and Equity
The California Alliance for Arts Education policy paper, At the Crossroads of the Arts and Equity highlights ways that arts education strategies can support Title I and Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) goals. Read the entire paper 


Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), LCAPs, and the Arts

(Click above to see how the Arts can meet all eight state priorities)

Fast Facts for Administrators and Stakeholders

As the top building-level leaders, school principals play a key role in ensuring every student receives a high-quality arts education as part of a complete education.

This brochure-length guide, prepared by the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) with support from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) offers three concrete actions—supported by low-cost or no-cost strategies—school principals can take to increase arts education in their schools. (Download the PDF)