Consolidated Federal Programs

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 ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach a minimum proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

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 academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools
  • To hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement

Apply for CFP Grants

Online Grant Application for Locational Education Agencies

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

Technical Assistance Alerts

Equitable Services to Independent Schools

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:

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.


Contact Us

Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Rebecca Holcombe
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

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