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Non-Public Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement Office Hours
On April 23rd, 2020, the Office of ESEA recorded the Office Hours presentation around Non-Public Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that districts and BOCES should continue to discuss the needs of the NPS during consultation and begin to collect their needs associated with the COVID pandemic. This will prepare you for when the CARES Act funding is released. The team also goes into Stakeholder Engagement resources as they have received several questions regarding ESSA stakeholder engagement requirements and practices during the COVID-19 situation and social distancing orders.
CARES Act Office Hours
On April 30th, 2020, the Office of ESEA recorded the Office Hours presentation around the CARES Act. The team went over the most frequently asked questions around the CARES Act and answered questions from the field about what to expect when it comes to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF). If you have more questions, please reach out to your Regional Contact for more information.
Consolidated Application Office Hours
On May 7th, 2020, the Office of ESEA recorded the Office Hours about the Consolidated Application. The team answered questions from the field about the 2020-2021 Consolidated Application, Non-Public Schools, and ESSER funds. This meeting was recorded but won't be posted to the website. If you would like the recording, please email Michelle Prael.
ESSERF Office Hours
On May 14th, 2020, the Office of ESEA continued their presentation around the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF). This presentation was recorded. The team answered questions they didn't have the answers to last time and wrote down new questions from the field. If you have more questions, please reach out to your Regional Contact for more information.
ESSERF Office Hours (Continued)
On May 22nd, 2020, the Office of ESEA continued their presentation around the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF). This presentation was recorded. The team went over the various CARES Grant opportunities, answered questions around Non-Public Schools and Charter Schools, responded to FAQs, and talked about the USDE Fact Sheet for COVID-19 and English Learners.
ESSER Allowable Uses Office Hours
On June 4th, 2020, the Office of ESEA recorded a presentation on the allowable uses of ESSER. This includes activities under ESEA, the McKinney-Vento Act, the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
ESSER: Lessons Learned Office Hours
On June 11th, 2020, the Office of ESEA recorded another presentation on ESSER. This presentation goes over what CDE has seen in the submitted applications and offers advice on how to get an approved application. The team also went over considerations for the budget. They continued the conversation around Non-Public schools and they also touched on how to request funds for ESSER.
CRF Office Hours
On June 18th, 2020, the Office of ESEA and teams from other units across CDE, recorded a presentation around the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF). This presentation went over the office in charge of those funds, allowable activities, and the team answered questions about the funds.
GEER, CRF, and ESSER Office Hours
On June 25, 2020, the Office of ESEA and teams from other units across CDE, recorded a presentation on the CARES Act multiple funding sources. Our team and units across CDE provided an update on the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief fund (GEER), followed up on the Coronavirus Relief Fund’s (CRF) new resource, and gave some tips and reminders for the ESSER application.
ESSER Updates Office Hours
On July 9th, 2020, the Office of ESEA and teams from other units across CDE, recorded a presentation on ESSER Updates. This presentation included information on what CDE needs to see in the ESSER applications to approve activities. The field asked great questions about ESSER and CRF.
Non-Public Schools and ESSER
On July 16th, 2020, the Office of ESEA recorded a presentation on Non-Public Schools Proportionate Share in ESSER. The team goes over the different ways districts can serve Non-Public Schools and how to calculate that proportionate share.
CRF Office Hours
On July 23rd, 2020, the CRF team recorded a presentation about guidance on the CRF. This includes information around increasing instructional time, substantially different and using the 51%, developing capacity for remote learning vs. delivering remote learning, small equipment purchases, capital expenditures reminder, Charter School considerations, and a follow up on questions from previous office hours.
CRF and ESSER Office Hours Update
On July 30, 2020 CDE recorded a short presentation on the CRF and ESSER updates. The recording starts off with the ESSER team going over the Post Award Revision system for the ESSER Application. The CRF team then went into updates regarding Preschool and Charter School considerations, as well as, record retention.
Q&A on ESSER, CRF, and ESEA
On August 13, 2020, CDE recorded a short presentation and general question and answer session on ESSER, CRF, and ESEA. The recording and PowerPoint include a short clarification on the Grant Award Period for ESSER, and reminders that budgeted activities must be reasonable, necessary, and allocable. The PowerPoint includes contact information for CDE team members for ESSER, CRF, and Grants Fiscal. The remainder of the recording is open Q&A. A transcript summary of the questions and answers is included in the Word document below.
Updates and Q&A on ESEA, ESSER, and CRF
On August 20, 2020, CDE recorded a short presentation on ESEA updates and reminders, and followed up on outstanding ESSER use of funds questions. The PowerPoint includes contact information for CDE team members and Q&A follows ups from the previous office hours.
Updates on CRF and ESSER reporting, Equitable Services to Non-public Schools, and Q&A
On August 27, 2020, CDE recorded a presentation covering updates on guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, an update on the latest regarding equitable services to non-public schools, a update on CRF and ESSER reporting, and a reminder to keep contacts updated in the ESSER applications.
Updates on RISE funding and CRF reporting and Q&A
On September 10, 2020, the Governor's Office presented updates on Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) education funding and CDE presented updates on CRF reporting and monitoring.
Non-Public Schools Interim Rule, Connecting Colorado Students Grant (CCSG), and CRF Updates
On September 17, 2020, CDE recorded a presentation covering updates on the non-public schools Interim Final Rule regarding equitable services under the CARES Act, information on the Connecting Colorado Students Grant (CCSG), and CRF updates.
ESSER, CRF and GEER Updates
On October 1st, 2020, CDE recorded a presentation to provide updates and clarifications on ESSER, specifically the new Connecting Colorado Students Grant (CCSG) through the ESSER State Reserve and the latest information on Non-public Schools and Equitable Services requirements. In addition, CDE provided some clarifications around CRF 0.5% Admin Costs and Charter Schools and followed up with answers from a previous session regarding the RISE funds.
ESSER Supplemental Funding, Non-public schools consultation form, and at-risk CRF funding
On October 8, 2020, CDE recorded a presentation to provide updates on budgeting ESSER Supplemental funds using the existing online application, how to submit for approval for Supplemental funds, a walk through of the new Non-public schools consultation form, and a brief update on At-Risk CRF.
PowerPoint Presentation | October 8, 2020 Questions and Answers (DOC)
ESSER Supplemental Funding Budget, CRF Reporting, and GEER Funding
On October 15, 2020, CDE recorded a presentation to provide clarifications on how to budget indirect costs using ESSER and ESSER Supplemental funding sources, an update on CRF reporting, and GEER funding updates.
ESSER and CRF Question and Answers
On October 22, 2020, CDE recorded a presentation answering questions regarding ESSER, CRF and at-risk calculations.
ESSER Supplemental Funding, CRF Reporting and GEER Funding
On November 5, 2020, CDE recorded a presentation to provide further guidance on the use of supplemental funds, calculating NPS proportionate share and CRF reporting, time and effort and per pupil expenditures.
ESSER and CRF Updates
On November 12, 2020, CDE recorded a presentation to provide updated guidance on ESSER and CRF funding.
SSRG, CRF and ESSER Funding
On November 19, 2020, CDE recorded a presentation covering the Safe School Reopening Grant (SSRG), CRF accrual, and ESSER reminders and clarifications.
ESSER, CRF and Emergency Relief Funding
On December 3, 2020 CDE recorded a presentation providing updates and clarification to questions regarding CRF, ESSER and other emergency relief funds. In addition, CDE provided further guidance on calculating non-public school proportionate share of the Supplement ESSER funds intended serving Native American students.
ESSER, CRF, Emergency Relief Funding and Conference Planning
On December 10, 2020 CDE recorded a presentation providing further guidance on emergency relief funding. Additionally, CDE discussed upcoming conferences, seeking input from districts regarding timeline, topics and logistical preferences. .
CRF Monitoring and Reporting, Staff Reporting Guidance, and Connecting Colorado Students Grant (CCSG)
On December 17, 2020 CDE recorded a presentation covering CRF reporting and monitoring, staff reporting, Connecting Colorado Students Grant (CCSG), and ESSER.
ESEA 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Funds, and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA)
On January 7th, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation answering questions regarding CRF, ESSER and other emergency relief funds. Additionally, the ESEA team provided an update on the new Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA).
ESSER II Updates, Announcements, and Questions and Answers
On January 14, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation covering updates on ESSER II and CRF reporting, highlighting unanswered questions from last weeks Office Hours.
Clarifications and Questions - ESSER, CRF and other Emergency Relief Funds
On January 21, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation providing clarification on ESSER and CRF questions. The team also shared announcements and reminders for upcoming deadlines and trainings.
KPMG Preliminary CRF Monitoring Results
On January 28, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation in which KPMG shared the results of their preliminary review of CRF.
Office of Blended and Online Learning
On February 4th, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation in which the Office of Blended and Online Learning provided an overview of learning options and factors to consider when determining which approach would best meet the needs of your students.
Reminders and Updates
On February 11th, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation providing reminders and updates on ESSER I, ESSER II, and Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS).
Binax COVID-19 Testing Opportunity and Supporting English Learners
On February 18th, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation in which representatives from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment presented information about COVID-19 testing available to districts through a pilot program. Additionally, representatives from the CDE Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Office shared best practices for supporting English Learners during the pandemic, including strategies that can be funded with ESSER funds.
EANS Grant, Indirect Cost Rates, and CRF Reporting
On March 4th, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation providing updates on the EANS grant, Indirect Cost Rates in ESSER I and II, the ESSER II application, and CRF Reporting.
On March 11th, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation on how to use ESSER funds to support students with disabilities.
ESSER and EANS Application and Nutrition Emergency Cost Funding
On March 18th, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation providing updates on the ESSER and EANS applications. In addition, CDE's Nutrition team presented on nutrition waivers, emergency cost funding, and PEBT.
ARP ESSER III
On April 1st, 2021 CDE recorded a presentation on the American Rescue Plan - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Fund.
Updates, Clarifications, and Q&A
On April 15th, CDE recorded a presentation providing updates and clarifications, and answered questions pertaining to ESSER I, II, and III.
ESEA and ESSER Updates and Clarifications
On April 29th, CDE representatives were on the line to provide ESEA and ESSER clarifications, including ESSER reporting and planning requirements.
Updates and Clarifications and Follow Ups
On May 6th, CDE provided additional information on the ARP Homeless Children and Youth Fund, ESSER I Facility School Awards, and approval requirements for construction and capital equipment costs.
ARP ESSER Homeless Funds and Learning Loss Set-Aside Coding
On May 20th, CDE partners presented on ARP ESSER III Homeless funds and ESSER grant codes.
ESSER I, III, and III Updates
On May 27th, CDE shared updates from the newly released USDE FAQ document, and highlighted the upcoming 2021 Equity and Excellence Summer Learning Series.
Time and Effort Reporting, and FTE
On June 3rd, representatives from the CDE Grants Fiscal Management Unit presented information about Time and Effort reporting, and FTE. We also had representatives from the CDE Migrant Education Office share strategies for supporting Migrant students with ESSER funds.
ARP ESSER III 20% Set Aside
On June 10th, CDE representatives from the Accountability and Continuous Improvement Office shared evidence based interventions and school improvement tools to help schools implement effective practices, to help with planning activities that meet the 20% set aside requirements under ARP ESSER III.
Safe In-Person Plan Requirements
On June 17, CDE recorded a presentation devoted to ARP ESSER III, including Safe In-Person plan requirements, and strategies for utilizing ESSER funds to support students in foster care.
ARP ESSER III – LEA Plans, and Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement
On June 24, CDE representatives from the Federal Programs Unit and Office of Family School Community Partnerships shared strategies to leverage funds to support engagement activities.
ARP ESSER III Updates and Clarification
On July 15th, CDE shared example budget line items, discussed cash flow, and provided ESSER III updates.
100% Remote Learning
On July 29th, CDE representatives from the Schools of Choice Office provided guidance on 100% remote learning.
Leveraging ESSER Funds for Behavioral and Social Emotional Learning Supports
On August 5th, CDE shared strategies for leveraging ESSER funds to provide Behavioral and Social Emotional Learning supports. The team also shared updates on testing, vaccines, and initiatives.
On August 12th, CDE colleagues presented on ARP IDEA, and shared CCSSO guidance on leveraging ESSER funds and Medicaid to support students.
ARP ESSER III Narrative
On August 19th, CDE recorded a presentation on the ARP ESSER III Narrative, and IDEA Maintenance of Effort.