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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:

  • A comprehensive needs assessment;
  • Meaningful, ongoing consultation with parents, teachers and other community members;
  • The identification of students in need of additional support;
  • Delivery and progress monitoring of evidenced-based student supports; and
  • Evaluation of programs and activities funded by the ESSA.

2017-2018 Consolidated Application

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March 2018 Update

2018-19 ESEA Allocations

On Friday, March 23, 2018, the President signed legislation that provides funding for Title programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the 2018-19 school year (i.e. State Fiscal Year 2019; Federal Fiscal Year 2018).  The United States Department of Education will now begin the process of calculating state allocations based on these funding levels. Once received, CDE will calculate preliminary allocations for local educational agencies (LEAs) for the 2018 – 2019 school year and post the information on the CDE Grants Fiscal page.  The chart below provides a comparison of the national funding levels for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years.  While the specific impact and allocation under each Title program for Colorado is yet to be determined, LEAs may use this information as a general guideline for planning purposes.  


ESEA Appropriations (in thousands of dollars) for 2018-19

ESEA Title Program

Final Allocations: Federal Fiscal Year 2017*


Allocations Based on Omnibus:

Federal Fiscal Year 2018**


Change in Funding:  as compared to

Federal Fiscal Year 2017

Projected FY 2019 Colorado Allocation

ESEA Title I Grants



$300,200; Increase


ESEA Title II (Teacher Quality)



$0; Level Funded


ESEA Title III (English Language Acquisition)



$0; Level Funded


Student Support and Academic Enrichment  (Title IV-A)



$700,000; Increase


*State Fiscal Year 2018

**State Fiscal Year 2019

January 2018 Update

2017-2018 Consolidated Application

CDE has reviewed and approved all submitted 2017-18 Consolidated Applications for ESEA Funds. LEAs may submit a request for reimbursement form to the Office of Grants Fiscal. 

Post-Award Revisions (PAR)

The Consolidated Application is now open for Post Award Revisions. The post-award revision system will be open from Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Friday, June 29, 2018 for the 2017-18 application.

To submit a request for revision, edit individual budget line items within each section and provide a rationale for the revision in each section’s comment box. Once the revision request has been submitted, your CDE district contacts will review the changes and approve them or send you any questions or required clarifications. Local Education Agencies may submit multiple revision requests consecutively throughout the post-award revision timeframe.

The Office of ESEA Programs hosted a training webinar to review the post-award revision process and update LEAs on changes made to the revision platform.  

2018-2019 Consolidated Application

In preparation for the 2018-19 Consolidated Application for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) funds, districts should engage with stakeholders to determine how best to use and leverage ESEA Title funds to improve outcomes for students.

Here are things to keep in mind while preparing for application development:

  • Ensure the needs and outcomes of all students are represented in the team that develops the Consolidated Application.
  • Consult with all schools (including charters and non-public schools as applicable) regarding the ESEA funds for which the school may be eligible in the following school year.
  • If applicable, consult with neglected and/or delinquent facilities to ensure formal agreements are in place.
  • Coordinate with early childhood centers to plan transition of preschool students to Title I, Part A schools.
  • Conduct required parent engagement activities.

More information regarding the 2018-2019 Consolidated Application for ESEA Funds will be posted as it becomes available. 



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