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 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.

CFP Annual Conference Materials

Webinar Recording - Consolidated Federal Programs: What's New?

This session will cover a variety of frequently asked questions from the FY20 application, technical and programmatic updates and new points of interest for the coming fiscal year.

Webinar Recording - Title I, Part A: Targeted Assistance vs. Schoolwide Programs

This session will focus on a comparison of Title I, Part A Targeted Assistance versus Schoolwide Programs. Topics will include a detail description, eligibility requirements, and benefits of each program. A comparison of these two programs will aid schools in determining which program the school is eligible for as well as maximizing the services and resources to help ensure that students meet challenging state academic standards.

Webinar Recording - Title I, Part A: Parent and Family Engagement

This session will focus on the Title I, Part A requirements for parent and family engagement, including policies, compacts, annual meetings, and parent involvement activities. It will provide an overview of the allowable uses of the Title I PFE set-aside and multiple resources to create an effective PFE program at the LEA and school level.

Webinar Recording - Writing Approvable Investments

This session will explore writing approvable investments. Topics to be covered include information required for the CFP Team to determine approvability, why it is necessary, how to write a Scope of Work, and options for providing additional documentation to support your investments. We will look at approvable and unapprovable investments together and gain further understanding of the CFP application requirements.

Webinar Recording - FY21 CFP Application Walk-through

This session will feature a step-by-step, screen-by-screen walk-through of the FY21 CFP application. Guidance will be given to support LEAs in successfully completing each section, and common needs, questions and concerns will be addressed.

Webinar Recording - CFP Grants Management

In the spirit of continuous improvement, we will discuss the complexities that some LEAs encountered this year and how to best to get an application and amendment processed in a timely manner, focusing on the essential relationship between the CFP Team Leader and the Business Office.  We will also discuss changes to the FY 21 CFP application. This workshop will include a formal presentation on CFP grants management, with ample time for questions.

Webinar Recording - School Finance: Schoolwide Programs and Financial Monitoring 

This session will include select school finance topics including accounting and reporting for Schoolwide Programs and common findings from financial monitoring of Vermont LEAs.  

Webinar Recording - Taking Full Advantage of Title IV 

This session will focus on facilitating spending of Title IV Part A, a fund that enables innovative programming to address a wide range of student and staff needs. Topics will include the three intents of Title IV, allowable uses under each intent, minimum budgeting requirements, consolidating Title IV funds in a Schoolwide Program pool, using data to support writing approvable investments and addressing common questions from the field.

Webinar Recording - Equitable Services to Independent Schools 

This webinar focuses on reviewing the basics of providing Equitable Services to eligible independent schools. Topics include the responsibilities of the LEA, the process of consultation & documentation, how to calculate Title IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA amounts, and the role of the Ombudsman.

Apply for the CFP Grant

Online Grant Application for Local Education Agencies

CFP Application Sequence

GMS Assurances and Submissions

CFP Application Revision Instructions

For help using the Vermont AOE Grants Management System, email or call the help desk at 802-828-1017

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

 

Consolidated Federal Programs Guidelines

 

Consolidated Federal Programs Procedures

 

Consolidated Federal Programs Memos

 

Technical Assistance Alerts

 

Equitable Services to Independent Schools

 

Ombudsman for Equitable Services to Independent Schools

Jesse Roy, (802) 828-1390

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.


Questions?

Email Karen Abbott or call (802) 828-4370.

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