Federal Grants

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. This bipartisan measure re-authorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation's national education law.

ESSA builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents and students across the country.

For further information about programs funded by ESSA, see Federal Grants.


The Department has released the 21st CCLC RFA. The purpose of the RFA is to obtain competitive applications from qualified applicants who are interested in establishing a 21st Century Community Learning Center. Applicants will establish community learning centers, in partnership with local educational agencies, to provide students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, with academic and enrichment opportunities to meet state and local academic achievement standards before and/or after school, as well as in the summer.


ESSA Consolidated State Plan Addendum

Louisiana has opted to amend its State Plan to adjust the process by which Direct Student Services (DSS) funds are allocated.  The change involves moving the 3% DSS reserve funds into the Title I,Part A formula flow-through for allocation to Local Education Agencies. Relevant personnel should review the ESSA Amendment for DSS funding, and submit questions or comments to Bernell Cook, Executive Director of Federal Support and Grantee Relations via email  at ldoe.grantshelpdesk@la.gov and place “ESSA Addendum” in the subject line by April 26.