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Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) / Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965, with the goal of improving educational equity for students by providing federal funds to school districts serving students experiencing poverty. ESEA is the single largest source of federal spending on elementary and secondary education, and was reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

ESEA Federal Programs

Title I-A

Improving Basic Programs

Title I-C

Migrant Education

Title I-D

Neglected and Delinquent or At-Risk Children

Title II-A

Supporting Effective Instruction

Title III

English Learners and Immigrant Youth 

Title IV-A

Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant

Title IV-B

Nita M. Lowey Century 21st Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

Title IV-C

Charter Schools

Title V-B

Rural Education Achievement Program

Title VI-A

Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native Education

McKinney-Vento Act

Education of Houseless Children and Youth Program (Formerly Title X)

ESEA Quick Reference Briefs
Each brief highlights a specific topic under ESSA, providing a summary of the relevant section of the law, recommendations for practice, questions for district reflection and in many cases, FAQs.

Private School Participation Under ESEA
ESEA provides benefits to private school students, teachers and other education personnel, including those in religiously affiliated schools
Supporting students Educational rights and opportunities 

The monitoring of federal grant programs allows the Oregon Department of Education and districts to collaborate while providing equitable education to all students and ensuring accountability.

Districts receive federal funding under ESEA through either a competitive process or a predetermined formula established by the U.S. Department of Education.

In order to access formula Title funds under ESEA districts must submit an application for review and approval. In Oregon, applications are completed through the Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) Budget Narrative.

Federal funds have guidelines and requirements that must be followed to ensure fiscal accountability and program compliance

Information regarding the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and the State of Oregon's role in the program

Program Contacts

Jen Engberg - Clackamas, Columbia Gorge, Multnomah and Norwest Regional
Sarah Martin - Douglas, Lake, Malheur, South Coast and Southern Oregon
Lisa Plumb - Lane, Linn Benton Lincoln and Willamette
Amy Tidwell - Grant, Harney, High Desert, InterMountain, Jefferson, North Central and Region 18

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