The Consolidated Federal Programs (CFP) team oversees the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), the reauthorization of the long-standing Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The team assists local education agencies and other eligible entitles to:
- Apply for competitive and formula-based grants
- Comply with grant terms and conditions
- Achieve maximum benefit from grant investments
Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
The purpose of this program is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.
Title II, Part A – Supporting Effective Instruction
The purpose of this program is to provide grants to state educational agencies, local educational agencies (LEA), state agencies for higher education and eligible partnerships to:
- Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards
- Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders
- Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement
- Provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals and other school leaders
Apply for CFP Grants
Please Note: Grantium, the Enterprise Grant Management System, will be unavailable every Sunday between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm and Monday-Saturday between 11:00 pm and 11:30 pm for maintenance. Please plan accordingly.
Each LEA is annually assigned a new password to gain access to this site. Once a user has logged in initially, they will need to change their password by following the prompts on the site. LEAs that need passwords should email Andrew McAvoy or call (802) 479-1105.
The e-application will be signed using the superintendent's electronic signature. Each superintendent will need to complete a written certification and use the unique identification code sent by the Vermont Agency of Education by registered mail. Superintendents who have not received these documents should email Andrew McAvoy or call (802) 479-1105.
Consolidated Federal Programs Committee of Practitioners
The Committee of Practitioners (COP) is made up of education professionals, school board members, union representatives, state program administrators, and parents. The purpose of the committee is for the Agency of Education to get feedback on draft procedures for the Every Student Succeeds Act funded programs.
Resources for the Consolidated Federal Programs
- Allowable Activities for Title I
- Allowable Activities for Title IIA
- Allowable Uses for Administration
- CFP Application Dropdown Categories
- Consolidated Federal Program (CFP) Timeline for FY 18
- Definition of "Evidence-Based" in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
- How to Write a CFP Investment
- Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments - Non Regulatory Guidance (See page 12 for the evidence levels chart)
- After-School Program
- Annual Report Card
- Community Eligibility Provision
- Continuous Improvement
- Independent Schools
- Membership Fees
- Preschool Programs
- Professional Learning
- Supplement, Not Supplant
Equitable Services to Independent Schools
- Equitable Services Guidance
- Title I Equitable Services Calculations Worksheet
- Title IIA Equitable Services Calculations Worksheet
Grant Monitoring Activities
The CFP team regularly monitors grant funded investments in order to maximize use of resources to benefit student learning and to ensure accountability to the law. See the Annual Program Review Process document for an outline of all of our monitoring activities.
The following documents are used for the CFP comprehensive on-site monitoring reviews:
- Monitoring of Consolidated Federal Programs
- Monitoring Report
- Pre-Visit Documents to Submit to AOE
- Required On-Site Documents
Elementary Secondary Education Act Hearing and Complaint Process
This procedure is to be used for resolving a complaint by any individual or organization that believes that a school, school district, supervisory union, the Vermont Agency of Education, and/or other agency violated the administration of education programs required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Email Karen Abbott or call (802) 479-1370.