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2023-2024 Consolidated Application Required Forms

The School Improvement Retention of Funds and Non-public School Consultation forms are due to CDE by May 31, 2023. Both forms need to be uploaded into the 2023-2024 Consolidated Application once it is available. The School Improvement Retention of Funds form will need to be uploaded on the Documents Upload page and the Non-Public School Consultation form will need to be uploaded on the Non-Public Schools page of the application. LEAs do not have to submit the application in order to turn in the forms. Once they are uploaded in the application, they will appear on CDE’s side.

2022-2023 Consolidated Application Review Update - July 28, 2022

Thank you for all the hard work you have done to complete the 2022-2023 Consolidated Application! We have spent the entire month of July reviewing your great work! Typically, we try to send back comments by the end of July. However, this year the reviews are taking longer than other years and we greatly appreciate your patience and grace while our fiscal and program teams work hard to provide complete reviews as quickly as possible.  

We apologize for the delay in application feedback. We are striving to have preliminary feedback to all LEAs and BOCES within the first couple of weeks of August. If you would like to check the status of your application or have any questions, please reach out to your Regional Contact.

2022-2023 Consolidated Application is NOW OPEN

The Office of ESEA Programs is happy to announce that the 2022-2023 Consolidated Application platform is now open! Applicants may begin utilizing the online system to update their LEA plan responses, as needed, and enter the LEA’s proposed 2022-23 budget. Please note that the Office of Grants Fiscal anticipates posting FY 22-23 ESSA Consolidated Grants allocations by the end of April and CDE will update the online application platform at that time.

CDE hosted a virtual training regarding the functionality of the new 2022-2023 Consolidated Application on April 12, 2022. If you missed the presentation, please review the recording and presentation materials on the ESEA Regional Networking Meeting webpage. Please also feel free to utilize the new Consolidated Application Virtual Training Library that contains the training for each section of the Consolidated Application including each of the ESEA Title Programs.

The deadline for a complete application and all applicable documentations is June 30, 2022. If you need additional time to collect the required materials, consult with stakeholders and complete the application, you may submit an Extension Request to

If you have any questions or need additional support completing your application, you can submit a TA Request Form or reach out to your Regional Contact.


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:

Ongoing Tasks

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  • Based on school and district timelines, conduct a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) to identify the needs of students and staff in Title I, Part A schools and the district that may be served with Title I, Part A funds
  • Continually identify and progress monitor student needs and align supports and services in Title I, Part A Targeted Assistance programs and Title I, Part A Schoolwide programs, as appropriate
  • Ongoing evaluation and consultation should be conducted throughout the year to ensure effective supports and services to staff and students
  • Conduct required parent engagement activities pursuant to Titles I, Part A
  • Submit ESEA Consolidated Application revisions based on ongoing progress monitoring through the Online Platform
  • Consult with all new schools (including charter schools) regarding the ESEA funds the school may be eligible to receive in the following school year. Eligible charter schools must be served with Title I, Part A during the first year of operation and in subsequent years in which the school's enrollment expands significantly
  • Attend CDE Regional and Virtual Network Meetings See more
  • Submit Request for Funds to Grants Fiscal (once final approval of Consolidated Application is granted)

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