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Program Areas

ESSA includes a wide array of grant programs that are designed to help to ensure success for students and schools. Funded programs provide schools and districts with resources focused on meeting the needs of students, parents and families, teachers, and school leaders.

On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Obama. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law. ESSA retains many of the core provisions of No Child Left Behind (the previous reauthorization of ESEA) related to standards, assessments, accountability, and use of Federal funds. However, ESSA does provide states with much greater flexibility in many areas across multiple program areas. Detailed information, technical assistance, and resources about each of the ESSA-funded programs are available below.