ESSA Title Programs

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    Our objective is to ensure that the District’s federal grant funding supports the vision, goals, and objectives of Denver Public Schools.

    Department functions

    • Manage and oversee all federal funding authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) commonly referred to as Title Programs.
    • Provide end-to-end support for competitive and non-competitive federal, state, and private funding.
    • Coordinate and collaborate with District departments to support the requirements of large federal grants.
    • Monitor grant performance to ensure compliance with federal and state law.

    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

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