Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/Federal Title Programs
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently authorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, is federal legislation that promotes student achievement through school and district reform. ESSA requires each state to develop and implement a system for holding all districts and schools accountable for the education of students.
ESEA Federal Title Programs Gov Delivery Listserv UpdatesPrior Published ESEA Updates
The Division of Equity and Opportunity is here to support you with your ESEA Title Grant Programs!
Contact the program specialists listed below for questions related to:
- Specific ESEA grant programs, such as allowable uses of funds, guidance on how to answer a specific narrative question, etc.
- Implementation guidelines, to learn weather a practice is compliant or advisable.
- Nonpublic equitable services
|ESEA Grant Program||Program Specialist||Monitoring Specialist|
|Title I, Part A||Cindy Ward-Thompson||Wayne Kuklinski|
|Title I, Part C (Migrant)||Noemi Treviño||Julie Chi|
|Title I, Part D||Moi Boudoir||Leigh Schleicher|
|Title II, Part A||Renee Ringold||Wayne Kuklinski|
|Title III, Part A||Barbara Al Nouri||Julie Chi|
|Title III, Immigrant||Michael Bowlus||Julie Chi|
|Title IV, Part A||Kate Beesch, Sarah Carter||Wayne Kuklinski|
|REAP (RLIS/SRSA)||Cindy Ward-Thompson||Alicia Waeffler|
|Homeless||Roberto Reyes||Roberto Reyes|
|Nonpublic Services||Alicia Waeffler||Wayne Kuklinski|
ESEA Parent Notification
Documents and Resources
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is seeking applications from districts that receive Title I, Part A funds. Parent and district staff and stakeholders are welcome. Please follow the link to learn more about the Committee of Practitioners.
Preliminary SY22 ESEA Title Subgrant Awards 401, 406, 414, 417, 433 - 5/14/21
Preliminary awards are provided for LEAs to begin planning for the 2021-2022 school year. These awards are subject to change and will be recalculated in late fall 2021 using the final appropriations provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
This document contains definitions and eligibility considerations concerning federal Title funds for charter schools in their first year of operation and charter schools experiencing significant expansion of enrollment.
Nonpublic Services and Equitable Share During COVID-19 - 3/23/20
This document outlines the process to follow if an organization or individual has reason to believe that the state or district is not correctly administering an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Program.