As Iowa works to implement the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Iowa Department of Education (Department) is committed to assisting area education agencies (AEAs), school districts (also referred to as local education agencies [LEAs]), and schools in understanding and using their federal funds appropriately. Here you will find:

  • Federal program contact information,
  • Up-to-date title-specific guidance, and
  • General ESSA resources to help in implementing and applying for federal funds.
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Contacts

ESEA Title ProgramConsultant
Equitable Services for Nonpublic School StudentsRachel Bosovich, State Ombudsperson
Title I, Section 1003—School ImprovementStacie Stokes
Title I, Part A (Title IA)—Title I, Part A—Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAsVeronica Andersen
Title I, Part C (Title IC)—Education of Migratory ChildrenRachel Pettigrew
Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 (Title ID1)—Neglected, Delinquent, and At-Risk State Agency ProgramsElisa Koler
Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 (Title ID2)—Neglected, Delinquent, and At-Risk Local Agency ProgramsElisa Koler
Title II, Part A (Title IIA)—Supporting Effective InstructionAmy Huebner
Title III, Part A (Title IIIA)—English LearnersRachel Pettigrew
Title III, Part A (Title IIIA)—Immigrant StudentsRachel Pettigrew

Title IV, Part A (Title IVA)—Student Support and Academic Enrichment

  • Stronger Connections Grant

Hannah Walsh-West

Veronica Andersen

Title IV, Part B (Title IVB)—21st Century Community Learning Centers

  • Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program
Vic Jaras
Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 (Title VB2)—Rural and Low-Income Schools Program*Teresa Garcia
McKinney-Vento Homeless EducationTyler Navin
Education of Students in Foster CareElisa Koler
Chief, Bureau of Federal ProgramsJillian Dotson
Administrative Consultant, Bureau of Federal ProgramsIsbelia Arzola
Administrative Consultant, Bureau of Federal ProgramsTim Glenn

*Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 - Small, Rural School Achievement Program contact information is intentionally omitted as funds flow directly to eligible LEAs.

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General ESSA Guidance and Resources

Consolidated Application for ESEA Title Programs Requirements and Deadlines

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Equitable Services for Nonpublic School Students

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Title I, Section 1003—School Improvement

ESSA Links

  • ESSA Support Site - Website provides resources aligned with the required and optional school improvement components for schools in Iowa's ESSA Plan.
  • ESSA Accountability Index: Identification for ESSA Assistance - Provides a visual of how schools are identified for Comprehensive and Targeted assistance in Years 1 and 3 of ESSA. Please note that the graduation rate is 67.1%, not 66%.
  • ESSA Fact Sheet - Provides an overview of Iowa’s school accountability and support system.
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Title I, Part A—Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs

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Title I, Part C—Education of Migratory Children

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Title I, Part D, Subpart 1—Neglected, Delinquent, and At-Risk State Agency Programs

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Title I, Part D, Subpart 2—Neglected, Delinquent, and At-Risk Local Agency Programs

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Title II, Part A—Supporting Effective Instruction

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Title III, Part A—English Learners

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Title III, Part A—Immigrant Students

Federal Program Webinar Series: Title III, Part A - Immigrant Students (Recording)

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Title IV, Part A—Student Support and Academic Enrichment

Stronger Connections Grants webpage

External Resources

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Title IV, Part B—21st Century Community Learning Centers

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Title V, Part B, Subpart 1—Small, Rural School Achievement Program

  • Title VB1 Allocations may be found on the U.S. Department of Education’s website, as funds are provided directly to eligible LEAs.
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Title V, Part B, Subpart 2—Rural and Low-Income School Program

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education

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Education of Students in Foster Care

  • Education of Children in Foster Care - Webpage aims to assist state and local partners in understanding and implementing the new law and inform state and local collaboration between educational and child welfare agencies across the nation for the well-being of children in foster care.
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