Colorado Department of Education

ESSER ELO Application for Funds

ESSER ELO Application for Funds

Instructions for Accessing the ESSER ELO Application


The application access for most users, including LEAs and BOCES, is through the Identity Management (IdM) system. This is the same logon and password system used for the Consolidated Application, ESSER, Data Pipeline and UIP.

If you have used IdM before, please check with your district Local Access Management (LAM) and ask them to ensure you have permissions for the ESSERAPP application before attempting to log in.

If you haven't used IdM before or are having trouble logging in, please use this access assistance form to find your district's LAM. If you need a new password, please use this IdM password reset form.

If you continue to have trouble logging in after following the steps above, please contact us at for additional technical assistance.

See also: LAM Quick Access Guide (DOCX) & IdM Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

CBOs, Libraries, Facility Schools, Indian Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Institutes for Higher Education, Other Entities

Application access for the users above begins when you complete the Intent to Apply form.

We will use the email address and organization name submitted to create an account for you in the ESSER ELO application within three (3) business days. You will receive an email at the address you provided with a link to set up your password. (Note that this is not the "forgot password" link that you see on this webpage but a special link custom to your account.)

If your forgot password link has expired, if you do not receive an email with your password link or if you have other trouble logging in, please contact us at for additional technical assistance.

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Forgot your password?

Required to obtain benefit. Form # SIS-106. EDAC Approved. Approved 3/18/22 for 2022-2023.

Technical Assistance: Submit questions or requests for technical assistance to

View more information and resources on the ESSER ELO Application for Funds website.