On December 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released a letter offering flexibility regarding Title IV funds due to COVID-19. Please see Memo COM-21-056.
The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education submitted the Title IV waiver and received approval to implement.
Pursuant to section 8401(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), the following requirements of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA are waived:
Section 4106(d) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, related to LEA needs assessments for the 2020-2021 school year.
Section 4106(e)(2)(C), (D), and (E) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, with respect to content-area spending requirements for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 Title IV, Part A funds.
Section 4109(b) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, with respect to the fifteen percent spending limitation for technology infrastructure for FY 2020 Title IV, Part A funds.