• Department of Federal Programs (Title I, II, III)

    In Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS), the Title I grant is part of the Division of Academics and Accountability and is one of several grants facilitated by the Department of Federal Programs. The Department’s responsibilities include providing coordination and a common focus for additional grant programs.

    The department is charged with implementing Title I under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and serves as the bridge to connect programs and assist with systematic school improvement. Those improvement efforts call for self-evaluation, strategic planning, and effective use of research based practices and resources to increase student performance and close the achievement gap.

    The goal of the Department of Federal Programs is to provide customized support to identified schools impacted by poverty for the purpose of implementing and monitoring the requirement of ESSA. We accomplish this by providing technical assistance to support the following objectives:

    • Instructional programs, school improvement, and student achievement;
    • Parent, family, and community involvement ; and
    • Program administration and fiscal compliance.


    Andrew Larson
    Phone: (816) 418-7779