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ESSA CSI COE Authorized Use of Funds

Section 1003 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides funding for county offices of education (COEs) to support local educational agencies (LEAs) with schools that meet the criteria for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI).

ESSA provides resources and assistance to LEAs to locally develop and implement a plan to improve student outcomes in schools that meet the criteria for CSI. School planning and LEA support and assistance for each school receiving comprehensive support is incorporated into the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) processes.

Consistent with the California statewide system of support’s focus on increasing the capacity of LEAs to meet the needs of all students, the Budget Act appropriates $10 million in ESSA, Section 1003 funding to county offices of education (COEs) for the purpose of supporting the statewide system of technical assistance for LEAs with schools that meet the criteria for CSI.

COEs must provide technical assistance and support, including review and approval of the CSI prompts in the LEA LCAP Plan Summary, for each LEA in its county that serves schools that meet the criteria for CSI.

Funds authorized under this grant must be spent on the following activities:

  1. Support LEAs to meaningfully address specific provisions of the CSI Prompts in the Plan Summary of the LEA LCAP.
  2. Review and approve responses to the CSI Prompts in the Plan Summary of the LEA LCAP.

The use of federal funds, including ESSA, Section 1003 funds must be consistent with the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards External link opens in new window or tab. .

For Federal guidance on Supplement not Supplant for School Improvement External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF), see question 29a, pages 21 to 22.

Resources

Every Student Succeeds Act External link opens in new window or tab.

Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards External link opens in new window or tab.

Evidence-Based Interventions Under the ESSA External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

For additional information related to CSI, please visit the California Department of Education CSI web page.

Questions:   School Improvement and Support Office | SISO@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0833
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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