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2024-2025 Application Supplement is NOW OPEN

The Approval and Transmittal Certification, School Improvement Retention of Funds Form, Tribal Consultation Form, and General Assurances are now available to submit for the 2024-2025 Consolidated Application in the GAINS system. Training on how to submit the Application Supplement can be found here. The Application Supplement is due by May 17, 2024.

The Federal Programs and Support Unit will also host in-person work sessions in May, wherein ESEA specialists will be available to support LEAs with developing plans and responding to questions about the proposed uses of funds. Please sign up for an in-person session on the ESEA Regional Networking Meetings website.

As a reminder, Non-public School Consultation forms are due to CDE by July 1, 2024. The Non-Public School Consultation forms must be uploaded on the Non-Public Schools page of the 2024-2025 Consolidated Application. Once they are uploaded in the application, they will appear on CDE’s side.

The deadline for a complete application and all applicable documentations is July 1, 2024. If you need additional time to collect the required materials, consult with stakeholders and complete the application, you may submit an Extension Request to Note, the district will not receive Substantial Approval until CDE has received all required components.


On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), was signed into law. The passage of ESSA provides a much anticipated opportunity to improve achievement outcomes for all students by providing effective programs supported with Titles I, II, III, and IV funding. The new law broadens the allowable uses of title funds and our goal is to help ensure that you understand all of the opportunities this funding affords your LEA.

Under the ESSA, state educational agencies (SEAs) are required to collect local education agency (LEA) plans that address the requirements of the law, as well as descriptions of the activities the LEA will implement with its Title I, II, III, and IV allocations. To meet this requirement, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has developed, with stakeholder input, a new consolidated application, which includes a set of five cross-program questions, organized around five core elements:

Ongoing Tasks

View ESEA Year at a Glance

  • Based on school and district timelines, conduct a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) to identify the needs of students and staff in Title I, Part A schools and the district that may be served with Title I, Part A funds
  • Continually identify and progress monitor student needs and align supports and services in Title I, Part A Targeted Assistance programs and Title I, Part A Schoolwide programs, as appropriate
  • Ongoing evaluation and consultation should be conducted throughout the year to ensure effective supports and services to staff and students
  • Conduct required parent engagement activities pursuant to Titles I, Part A
  • Submit ESEA Consolidated Application revisions based on ongoing progress monitoring through the Online Platform
  • Consult with all new schools (including charter schools) regarding the ESEA funds the school may be eligible to receive in the following school year. Eligible charter schools must be served with Title I, Part A during the first year of operation and in subsequent years in which the school's enrollment expands significantly
  • Attend CDE Regional and Virtual Network Meetings See more
  • Submit Request for Funds to Grants Fiscal (once final approval of Consolidated Application is granted)

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