Title I Eligibility Information

  • Eligibility requirements for each of the Title I grants are based on federal population and poverty census data for children ages 5 through 17.  Please note that the federal poverty calculations differ from the Massachusetts Economically Disadvantaged definition which uses student participation in one or more of the following state-administered programs: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Transitional Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), the Department of Children and Families Foster Care Program, and MassHealth (Medicaid).  FY2018 Title I allocations are based on the 2015 federal census estimates of poverty, and October 2016 data on the number of children residing in locally operated institutions for neglected and delinquent children, foster homes, and non-Census data on families above poverty assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.

    To find out more information or if you are eligible for assistance regarding the Transition Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) you can visit their office at 181 North Street Hyannis, MA 02601, or call them at 508-862-6600, and their office hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

    Here are some helpful links for more information: