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.

Public Notice of Waiver Request

Please forward this item to federal program directors, business managers and financial officials of public school districts.

LDOE is requesting an extension of the period of availability for FY 2020 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program funding.

In order to extend the period of availability beyond September 30, 2020, LDOE is requesting a waiver under Section 8401 of ESEA to extend the period of availability of FY 2020 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) for the SEA and all of its LEAs to September 30, 2024.

Relevant personnel should review this waiver request and submit questions or comments to Kenya Jenkins, Federal Support, at 225-342-3342, the Department’s toll-free number at 1-877-453-2721, or via email at Kenya.Jenkins@la.gov by Monday, August 17, 2022.

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.