What is the difference between federal designation of Title I, State Designation of Title I?

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Title 1, Part A funding is distributed to local education agencies (known as LEAs) based on the census counts of children from low-income families. There is no separate federal or state Title 1 funding. When WCSD receives Title 1 funding, we determine which schools are eligible to receive funds by utilizing the the rank and serve process that determines eligible schools based upon the district’s average poverty rate.  Federal law requires that any school with 75% free and reduced lunch receive Title 1 funding, but WCSD actually provides funding to schools that have 58.84% free and reduced lunch students. In 19-20, 44 schools received Title 1 funding.