Family Engagement

                                Federal Programs 

The federal programs office manages and administers all federal funds awarded to UCPS through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.

Each grant that comes to UCPS has requirements that must be managed at the district level to ensure all compliance and requirements for grants are correctly utilized and beneficial for students in UCPS.

Any questions regarding federal grants are welcomed and can be answered by UCPS's Federal Program staff. 


Dr Mincey Photo                         Sara Collins Photo                       


                 Ronnie Mincey                                                                        Sara Collins

  Federal Programs Supervisor                                         Family & Community Involvement Liaison

              [email protected]                                                    [email protected] 

Play A Role In Your Child's Success In School. 

Family Engagement is a full, equal, and equitable partnership among families, educators and community partners to promote children's learning and development from birth through college and career. It is under Title I funding. 

According to the Tennessee Department of Education, over 40 years of research is clear when schools, families, and communities work together to support learning, regardless of income or background, the study shows:

  • Earn better grades and test scores

  • Enroll in higher-level courses and programs

  • More likely to be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits

  • Have better school attendance

  • Show improved behavior and have better social skills