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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 is offering virtual and in-person training opportunities in the fall. The training is structured as three separate sessions. LEA staff may attend for the full time or for the sessions that are relevant to them.
  • New LEA staff orientation (1 hour)
CDE staff will give an overview of the programs administered by the Unit of Federal Programs and Supports and provide helpful tools and resources to support new staff who work on these programs. LEA staff will have time to meet their Regional Contacts from CDE and network with LEA staff in their region. 

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

  • Post Award Revision Process and Requirements (1 hour)

CDE staff will provide training on 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

  • ESEA and ESSER Monitoring Work Session (1 hour)

CDE staff will provide an overview of the 22-23 monitoring process, including the new self-assessment tools. Then, LEA staff will have time to work on completing the self-assessment and preparing documents for review with CDE staff present to support and answer questions.

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


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 Karen Bixler if you have any questions. 

Northwest and West Central- Montrose
Tuesday, October 18, 9:00-12:00
Montrose School District Board Room
930 Colorado Ave, Montrose, CO 81401
Register HERE
Northwest and West Central- Steamboat Springs
Wednesday, October 19, 9:00-12:00
Alpine Bank Conference Room
1901 Pine Grove Rd, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Register HERE 
Southwest Region- Alamosa 
Thursday, October 20, 12:30-3:30
San Luis Valley BOCES
2261 Enterprise Dr, Alamosa, CO  81101
Register HERE 
Pikes Peak Region- Colorado Springs
Tuesday, October 25, 12:30-3:30
District 49 Creekside Success Center Peak View Hall
3850 Pony Tracks Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Register HERE 

Metro Region- Denver
Thursday, October 27, 9:00-12:00
Colorado Talking Book Library
180 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80226
Register HERE 
Southeast Region- Lamar
Tuesday, November 8, 12:30-3:30
Southeastern BOCES
7784 Saddle Club Dr, Lamar, CO  81052
Register HERE
Northeast and North Central- Fort Morgan
Thursday, November 10, 9:30-12:30
Fort Morgan Public Library
414 Main St, Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Register HERE 
Virtual Option
Tuesday, November 15, 9:00-12:00
Register HERE

Winter Virtual Training

Topics and date to be determined

Spring Training- 2023-2024 Consolidated Application Training

Dates and locations to be determined

Archive of Past Regional Networking Meeting Resources and Information