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

Due to the continued extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented challenges students, educators, staff and schools are facing during the 2020-2021 school year, the U. S. Department of Education has offered each State an opportunity to request waivers that will afford additional flexibilities for certain funds received under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).

LDOE is requesting the waiver, pursuant section 8401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). View the waiver request linked below. 

ESEA LA Fiscal Flexibility Waiver Request

Federal program directors, business managers, financial officials and relevant personnel of public school systems should review this waiver request and submit questions or comments to the Grants Management Helpdesk via email at ldoe.grantshelpdesk@la.gov by Wednesday, July 28, 2021.