As a result of the ongoing challenges related to the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has granted Arizona and its subgrantees a waiver, pursuant to section 8401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).
ADE will now be able to do the following:
- Approve LEAs to carryover more than 15% of FY21 Title I-A funds even if the LEA received approval to exceed this limitation in the past three years
- Extend the period of availability of FY20 funds to September 30, 2022 for the following ESSA grant programs: Title I-A, I-C (Migrant), I-D (State Agency), II-A, III-A (EL), IV-A (Student Support and Academic Enrichment), IV-B (21st Century Community Learning Centers), V-B (RLIS), McKinney-Vento (Homeless)
Please be aware that if utilized, moving forward this waiver will count against your organization’s limit of one carryover waiver in three years.
The following are the letters sent to School Leaders, the response from USED and FAQ: