Archived FedPro Message
SUBJECT: Allocations and Census Data for 2013-2014
LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE: January 23, 2013
Allocations for the 2013-14 School Year
At this time, Congress has not approved a final budget appropriation for the 2013-2014 school year, so we are not able to provide federal program allocation information for individual school districts. We hope to have estimated LEA information by the middle of April.
The United States Department of Education has distributed the census poverty information that will be used to determine the SY 2013-2014 allocations. The data is available at http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/index.html. We have been asked to check this data for accuracy of school district boundary. Our office feels that the census bureau has the correct school district boundary information. We are providing this data to keep you informed about the allocation process. However, we are not allowed to challenge the validity of the numbers. If your district feels that they have a valid reason to challenge this count, the challenge procedure is detailed at the following website: http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/contact/challenges.html. The challenge period ends on March 11, 2013.
The census data files and SAIPE Fact Sheet are on the Financial Management web page at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/fedprog/financialmanagement/CensusDataIndex.htm.
These counts are for your entire school district area and include both public and nonpublic children. Keep in mind that census poverty is much more restrictive than the free & reduced lunch count. For instance, a family of four would have an annual income of $21,756 or less to be on census poverty. That same family of four would qualify for free & reduced priced meals with an annual income of $40,793. (These guidelines refer to eligibility criteria for school year 2009/2010.)
The United States Department of Education will use the income year 2011 data provided by the Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Branch to determine the SY 2013-2014 Title I allocations. The data is available on the Census Bureau’s web site at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/district.html. Frequently asked questions about SAIPE are available at http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/about/faq.html.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 573-751-8643.
Director, Federal Financial Management
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102