FEDERAL PROGRAM
MONITORING AND SUPPORT

DIRECTOR ::Donna Brown, 919.807.3957

MISSION :: To ensure that federal and state education funds contribute to the goal of all students meeting or exceeding rigorous state standards.


What is the focus of our work?
The Federal Program Monitoring and Support Division supports approximately $514,000,000 in federal funds provided to districts and schools each year. The primary role of the Division is to provide grants administration, program monitoring, data collection and reporting, and to facilitate the necessary technical assistance to ensure not only compliance, but quality programs for students. Compliance is the first step toward program quality; monitoring is the springboard to providing technical assistance.


Why do we monitor?


How can we help?


New Federal law approved, Every Student Succeeds Act.

The US Congress approved the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act in December 2015 - the Every Student Succeeds Act. This is the law that provides most of the federal programs in support of K-12 education. The December 2015 action replaces the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, and begins the rule-making process at the federal level and the planning process in North Carolina and all other states.

The NC Department of Public Instruction has begun the process of creating North Carolina's state plan for complying with the new Every Student Succeeds Act. North Carolinians are invited to provide input into this process at upcoming regional meetings and online. Regional meetings are scheduled for April, May and September. Comments also can be provided through the Let's Talk link at www.ncpublicschools.org.


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SELECTED LINKS

Below are links pertaining to the State of North Carolina's implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (reauthorized as Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015).

  • NEW!! Call for External Organization Profiles The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is pleased to announce the opportunity for nonprofit organizations within the state to submit an External Organization Profile (EOP) for possible inclusion on a posted list of vendors experienced in providing services in out-of-school time programs for children.  The agency is required under Section 4203(a)(11) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), to provide a list of prescreened external organizations. The term “external organization” is defined under Section 4201(b)(4) of ESSA, as  a nonprofit organization with a record of success  in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities; or in the case of a community where there is no such organization, a nonprofit organization in the community that enters into a written agreement or  partnership with an organization with a record of success to receive mentoring and guidance in running or  working  with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities. For more information and to access the EOP template, please refer to the links below.

  • NEW!! Educational Stability of Children in Foster Care under Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), contains key protections for children in foster care that require state and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to collaborate with child welfare agencies (CWAs) to ensure the educational stability of children in foster care. These provisions, which took effect on December 10, 2016, require SEAs and LEAs to work with CWAs to ensure that children in foster care experience minimal educational disruption as the result of their foster care placement and receive the same educational opportunities as their peers.

    At the state level, staff from the Division of Social Services (DSS) at the North Carolina Department of Human and Health Services (DHHS), the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), and the SERVE Center at UNCG have identified state-level POCs for both education and child welfare and collaborated to develop clear procedures to serve foster children.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to the SEA Foster Care Point of Contact at 1.800.352.6001 or by email at ncfoster@serve.org.


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  • MOA - Title I and Child Nutrition
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