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ESEA Regional Networking Meetings

Regional Network Meetings

The Unit of Federal Programs and Supports offers a series of virtual and in-person work sessions covering topics related to the requirements and the implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as well as Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding. The work sessions are intended to provide updates that may impact Local Education Agencies’ (LEA) administration of programs funded under the ESSA or ESSER, as well as provide time and opportunity for discussion and networking between LEAs.

2022-2023 Virtual Regional Network Meeting Dates:

Federal Programs Overview

Federal Programs Overview for new Directors and Federal Programs staff responsible for ESEA programs. The Federal Programs Team will provide a review of the ESEA Programs, grant requirements, and the grant cycle.

PowerPoint | Recorded Webinar | Questions and Answers (DOC)

Fall In-Person and Virtual Training 

CDE’s Unit of Federal Programs and Supports offered a Fall Regional Network Meeting divided into three sessions. Find the recording and materials for each session below. 

  • New LEA Staff Orientation

CDE staff gave an overview of the programs administered by the Unit of Federal Programs and Supports and provided helpful tools and resources to support new staff who work on these programs. 

Target Audience: LEA staff who are new to administering Title I-A, I-D, II-A, III, IV-A, or V-B or ESSER programs

Recording | Slides

  • Post Award Revision Process and Requirements

CDE staff explained when and how LEAs should submit Post Award Revision in their ESEA Consolidated Application or ESSER applications. 

Target Audience: LEA staff who complete the Consolidated Application or ESSER applications or who administer federal programs

Recording (Session start/end time: 00:36-27:30) | Slides

  • ESEA and ESSER Monitoring Work Session (1 hour)

CDE staff provided an overview of the 22-23 monitoring process, including the new self-assessment tools. 

Target Audience: Staff members from LEAs who are being monitored for ESEA or ESSER during the 22-23 school year. 

Recording (Session start/end time: 28:38-58:49) | Slides

Winter Regional Network Meetings

The Federal Programs and Supports Unit will be holding winter Regional Network Meetings (RNMs) to support LEAs in preparing to submit their 23-24 Consolidated Application. The RNMs will focus on supporting LEAs in creating a Consolidated Application that is driven by student needs and will result in student outcomes. In addition to providing updates on the 23-24 Consolidated Application, CDE staff will offer training and resources to help LEA staff evaluate current uses of federal funds and plan for the upcoming application. The training will include networking opportunities and collaborative work time. 

LEAs are welcome to attend any of the regional meetings, regardless of the location of the LEA. Register for the date and location of your choice. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Please reach out to Shannon Wilson or Rachel Echsner if you have any questions. 


Metro Region

Wednesday February 22, 2023

12:30-3:30 pm

Douglas County School District Board Room

620 Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO

Register Here


Northeast/North Central Region

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

12:30-3:30 pm

Greeley-Evans School District Family Center

1113 10th Ave, Greeley CO, 80631

Register Here


Northwest/West Central Region

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

12:30-3:30 pm

Summit RE-1 Professional Development Building

150 School Rd, Frisco, CO 80443

Register Here

Southwest/Southeast/Pikes Peak Region

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

12:30-3:30 pm

Pueblo 60 School District Board Room

315 W 11th St Pueblo, CO 81003

Register Here


Virtual Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 2023

12:30-3:30 pm

Register Here


Spring Training- 2023-2024 Consolidated Application Training

Dates and locations to be determined

Archive of Past Regional Networking Meeting Resources and Information