Aligning Financial Resources

The District Planning Guide provides additional considerations for districts when planning a budget that aligns with student needs and focus areas.

The Schoolwide Model Guidance for Principals provides guidance for school-level planning.
Coming soon

Use of Funds

The Louisiana Department of Education remains committed to helping LEAs use federal and state dollars more flexibly, more efficiently, and more closely aligned to student needs. To that end, the Department has developed a set of resources and supports.


  • Infographics demonstrate how available grant funds can support academic priorities.

  • Checklist of Federal Fund Considerations guides the use of federal funds by walking through a compliance check to ensure funds being spent are allowable.

  • School-wide Model Guidance FAQ provides answers to commonly asked questions from district leadership teams regarding operation of a School-wide Title I Program.

  • Program-Specific Guidance includes details of supplement not supplant for each program, as well as how consolidation of federal funds may eliminate some compliance requirements.Updated guidance will be released in Early May.

  • eGMS reports and Financial Dashboards help districts evaluate performance and activities from prior years plans and budgets in order to identify what of those should be continued, modified or eliminated.

  • The 2015-2016 Unified Application will be released in April 2015.

LDOE Support

  • Points of Contact are members of your Network Team. They are available to answer programmatic questions and support the alignment of federal funds to priorities.

  • Managing Risk LDOE’s goal is to provide opportunities for flexible use of federal funds while ensuring Louisiana’s LEAs are in compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations. We do this through an internal controls process.

Applying for additional grant opportunities

In order to support LEAs in achieving their academic priorities, the following grant opportunities are currently available:

Grant opportunities at – funds available directly to districts from the U.S. Department of Education

Grant opportunities at – funds available directly to districts from the Federal Government