Office of Federal Programs

Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones, Federal Programs Director


662.887.4919 Ext 104

The Federal Programs Department in Sunflower County Consolidated School District (SCCSD) ensures equitable and effective education for all students. Responsible for overseeing federally funded initiatives such as Title I, Title II, Title IV, Title V, EL, Migrant, Immigrant, and Homeless education grants, this department aims to address learning disparities and support academic success.

By coordinating resources and implementing evidence-based strategies, the department strives to provide targeted interventions for at-risk students, professional development opportunities for educators, and support inclusive parent and family engagement. The Federal Programs Department endeavors to create an inclusive and enriching learning environment that fosters student achievement and well-being through collaboration with our schools, participating private schools, families, and the community.

In addition to the various entitlement and competitive funding sources, the Federal Programs Department is responsible for all School Improvement Grants, English Learners (EL) Education, Homeless Education, Migrant Education, and Immigrant Education. Below, please see our policy manuals dealing with the department's responsibilities.

The Federal Programs Department serves as the primary point of contact for:

  • English Language (EL) Students
  • Homeless Students
  • Foster Care Students
  • Migrant Students
  • Immigrant Students

Please contact Mr. Dylan Jones regarding these student populations at or (662) 887-4919 X104.

Sandra Jackson

Sandra Jackson, Federal Programs Bookkeeper


662.887.4919 Ext 103

Overview of Federal Programs

Title 1, Part A

Title I, Part A (Basic)

Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Act provides federal funds through the state education agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with the highest numbers or percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and standards. These funds may be used for children from preschool to high school.  

Under Title I, Part A, local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. These services must be developed in consultation with officials of the private schools. The Title I services provided by the LEA for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school. The Title I, Part A Program division provides technical assistance, resources, and program monitoring of LEAs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and to achieve proficiency on high academic standards. Both school-wide and targeted assistance programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parent and family engagement.

Click here for more information about Title I, Part A, from the Mississippi Department of Education.

Title II, Part A

Title II, Part A (Effective Instruction)

Title II, Part A was originally authorized as Eisenhower Professional Development and the Class Size Reduction programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, was reauthorized in 2001 by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Title II, Part A supports training and recruiting high-quality teachers and principals.

The purpose of the Title II, Part A grant is:

to increase student achievement consistent with challenging state academic standards,  
to improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders,  
to increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools and 
to provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Click here for more information about Title II, Part A, from the Mississippi Department of Education.

Title IV, Part A

Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

The purpose of the Title IV-A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant is to improve students' academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology to enhance the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Click here for more information about Title IV, Part A, from the Mississippi Department of Education.

Title V, Part B

Title IV, Part B

The Rural Education Initiative is designed to address the unique needs of small, rural local education agencies (LEAs) that frequently lack the personnel and resources needed to compete effectively for Federal competitive grants and receive formula grant allocations under other programs in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.


Click here for more information about Title IV, Part B, from the Mississippi Department of Education.

Homeless Education


School level administrator, clerical staff, and enrollment officers have been provided the McKinney-Vento Guidelines for identifying homeless students. During initial enrollment, information is gathered to determine the family’s or youth’s living situation. If it is determined that the family or youth living conditions qualify under the McKinney-Vento Act, the student will be enrolled immediately. The principal or school official will follow the normal enrollment procedures. The Director of Federal Programs, who also serves as the Homeless Liaison, will provide the family or youth available resources to assist with the current situation. 

If there is a dispute regarding the homeless child or youth, the dispute will be promptly resolved. Please contact Mr. Dylan Jones at or (662) 887-491- X104.

If this dispute cannot be resolved locally, any aggrieved party may make a written request for a review of the matter, the State Homeless Liaison. The complaint should be submitted in writing to the Mississippi Department of Education, Federal Programs Office, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS. 39205.