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Consolidated Federal Programs Application

2019-2020 Consolidated Application

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Due May 31st, 2019:

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Overview

On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), was signed into law. The passage of ESSA provides a much anticipated opportunity to improve achievement outcomes for all students by providing effective programs supported with Titles I, II, III, and IV funding. The new law broadens the allowable uses of title funds and our goal is to help ensure that you understand all of the opportunities this funding affords your LEA.    

Under the ESSA, state educational agencies (SEAs) are required to collect local education agency (LEA) plans that address the requirements of the law, as well as descriptions of the activities the LEA will implement with its Title I, II, III, and IV allocations.  To meet this requirement, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has developed, with stakeholder input, a new consolidated application, which includes a set of five cross-program questions, organized around five core elements:

  • April ꟷ May: Stakeholder (school leaders, teachers, families of students that participate in federally funded programs, etc.) input regarding activities to be conducted in subsequent school year with ESEA funds
  • April ꟷ May: Collect stakeholder input regarding activities to be conducted in subsequent school year with ESEA funds.  Submit any dissenting comments to CDE via consolidatedapplications@cde.state.co.us
  • April ꟷ May: Consult with parents in Title I, Part A schools regarding activities to be conducted with the parent involvement set aside, as applicable
  • April ꟷ May: Consolidated Application Trainings
  • April ꟷ June: Preliminary ESEA allocations available.  Update any plans or draft budgets with posted allocation amounts prior to submission of the Consolidated Application
  • Calculate amount of current year funds that will be left unspent by June 30
  • Eligible LEAs apply for the Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Grant in Grants.gov
  • Review and update supplement, not supplant policy and procedure, if needed
  • Review and update school - parent/guardian compact (could be conducted in the fall)
  • District program staff meets with business manager to conduct a budget to actual review. Helps to ensure that approved activities are occurring and funds are drawn down
  • Identify new schools that will be opening next Fall and manually add them using the assigned school code(s) and estimated enrollment data to the School Profile in the Consolidated Application


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