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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)

Spring Regional Network Meetings and Consolidated Application Work Sessions

The Federal Programs and Supports Unit (FPSU) invites you to our upcoming Regional Network Meetings (RNM). The purpose of these RNMs is to provide an overview of the 2023-2024 Consolidated Application for ESEA funds and to offer assistance in the creation of your LEA’s Consolidated Application.

A virtual RNM will provide an overview of the application and highlight changes from the previous year's application. This Zoom meeting will focus on technical training such as how to use the application system. This virtual training will be recorded for later viewing. The in-person regional consolidated application work sessions will provide an opportunity for LEAs to workshop their application with individualized support from ESEA specialists. LEAs are welcome to attend any work session, regardless of region. Please contact Rachel Echsner with any questions.

  • Virtual Application Walk Through 
Wednesday, April 19th, 2:00-4:00pm

Recording | Slides

  • Regional Network Meetings/ Cons App Work Sessions:


West Central Region 
Wednesday, April 12th, 12:30-3:30pm
Telluride School District Bridal Veil Conference Room
725 W. Colorado Ave.
Telluride, CO 81435
Southeast Region
Tuesday, May 23rd, 12:30-3:30pm
Southeastern BOCES
7784 Saddle Club Dr. 
Lamar, CO 81052
Northeast/North Central Region
Thursday, May 4th, 12:30-3:30pm
East Central BOCES Training Room
820 2nd St.
Limon, CO 80828
Pikes Peak Region
Thursday, May 4th, 1:00-4:00pm
Pikes Peak BOCES Conference Room
2883 South Circle Drive 
Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Southwest Region
Thursday, May 4th, 9:30am-12:30pm
Alamosa Administration Building
403 Santa Fe Ave
Alamosa, CO 81101
Northwest Region
Wednesday, May 10th, 12:30-3:30pm
Eagle Valley High School Health Sciences Lecture Hall
641 Valley Road
Eagle, CO 81631
Metro Region 
Wednesday, May 10th, 12:30-3:30pm
Lakewood Public Library 
10200 W 20th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80215

Winter Trainings 

The winter Regional Network Meetings focused on supporting LEAs in preparing to submit their 23-24 Consolidated Application. In addition to providing updates on the 23-24 Consolidated Application, CDE staff provided training and resources to help LEA staff evaluate current uses of federal funds and plan for the upcoming application. 

Recording | Slides | Shared Resources


Small Bites Resources

Small Bites are short, recorded trainings on specific topics related to federal programs administration. More resources will be added soon. 

  • Title I, Part A Schoolwide Programming

This training provides an overview of ESEA Title I, Part A Schoolwide programming as well as the Schoolwide program development cycle in order to plan, implement, and evaluate a Schoolwide program.

Recording | Slides

  • Title III Immigrant Set Aside

This training provides an overview of the purpose, eligibility, allowable uses, and other considerations for the Title III Immigrant Set-Aside. 

Recording | Slides

Fall Trainings 

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

Archive of Past Regional Networking Meeting Resources and Information