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
Title III, Part A - English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
The purposes of this program is to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.
Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment
The purpose of this program is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to:
- provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;
- improve school conditions for student learning; and
- improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
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
- Act 267 LEA Agreement
- Allowable Activities for Title I
- Allowable Activities for Title IIA
- Allowable Uses for Administration
- CFP Application Dropdown Categories
- CFP Timeline for FY 18
- Definition of "Evidence-Based" in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
- How to Write a CFP Investment
- Schoolwide Plan Checklist
- Title I Parent and Family Engagement Resources
- Title IV, Part A Technical Assistance
- Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments - Non Regulatory Guidance (See page 12 for the evidence levels chart)
- Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
- Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP)
- Equitable Services for Independent Schools
- Preapproval for Investments
- Schoolwide Plan Requirements
- Serving Homeless Children and Youth
- Supplement not Supplant
- Use of Federal Funds for Teacher Stipends
- Use of Title Funds for Salaries
- Use of Title I Funds for Afterschool
- Use of Title I to Purchase Electronic Devices
Consolidated Federal Programs Procedures
- Consequences of Non-Compliance with Requirements of ESSA
- Consolidated Federal Programs Reallocation Procedure
- Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) Complaint Procedure
- Title I Excess Carryover Waiver Procedure
- Title II Approval Process for Professional Learning that Includes Course Credit
Consolidated Federal Programs Memos
Technical Assistance Alerts
Equitable Services to Independent Schools
- Equitable Services Guidance
- Title I Equitable Services Calculations Worksheet
- Title II Equitable Services Calculations Worksheet
- Title IV 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.