Every Student Succeeds Act Funding Opportunities

While full implementation of ESSA will not occur until the 2017-18 school year, planning must begin now. States and school districts can find valuable resources for creating positive school climates and preventing and responding to students’ exposure to violence and trauma in ESSA Titles I, II, IV, V, VI, VII, and IX. This guide describes resources, programmatic requirements, and allowable uses of funds in each of these Titles. For each Title, this guide provides a brief description about the program that was authorized, lists the appropriated and authorized funding levels as set forth by Congress,9 the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget request, and the type of entity that can apply for the funds. Unless otherwise indicated, the language from the law itself is in the Appendix.

While ESSA is new, many of the activities described in the law have already been carried out by states and school districts. The guide highlights some of these efforts and results throughout the document. While this guide focuses on ESSA, please note that there are other federal grant programs that can support this work, including those in the United States Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Education. Please visit www.grants.gov to search for these grants.

We hope you find this funding guide useful in your efforts to ensure that all students can attend school safe, healthy, and ready to learn. The United States Department of Education will be issuing both regulations and non-regulatory guidance in the weeks and months ahead to provide additional clarity about ESSA. We encourage you to visit the Department’s dedicated website to ESSA, www.ed.gov/essa, for the latest information.

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