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 LDOE requested the U. S. Department of Education approve its tydings waiver to receive the opportunity to access additional flexibilities for certain funds received under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).

In recent communication received from the U. S. Department of education, the requested ESEA Waiver has been approved. This waiver includes flexibility for: carryover limitation on FY 2022 Title I Part A funds (i.e. FY22 Title I waivers do not count against LEAs), period of availability of FY2021 funds for Title I Part A, B, C, and D; Title II Part A, Title III Part A, Title IV Part A and B; and Title V Part B Subpart 2 (i.e. FY21 funds now expire September 30, 2024 instead of September 30, 2023). For additional information regarding the recently approved waiver, please review the FY21 ESEA Waiver.

Please contact ldoe.grantshelpdesk@la.gov with questions.

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.