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 ESSER ARP ConAdmin Waiver

LDOE is requesting the waiver, pursuant section 8401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Due to Louisiana’s continued focus on ensuring all ARP ESSER funding is obligated and drawn down within the period of availability, the agency is requesting the U. S. Department of Education approve its ESSER ARP Consolidated Administration waiver. This waiver will allow the LDOE to ensure the selected programs can continue to advance student academic achievement by allowing the LDOE to use funds reserved for administration to address ongoing administrative costs (i.e. ESSER monitoring, ESSER data reporting, etc.) and avoid diverting funds away from critical services for LEAs, schools, students, teachers, and other educational staff.

Relevant personnel of public school systems should review this waiver request and submit all questions or comments by Friday, July 12, 2024.

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.