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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Below are links pertaining to the State of North Carolina’s implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002).

  • NEW!! 2016-17 NC CCIP Training
    CCIP will open for 2016-17 funding applications on May 1, 2016. Face-to-face training sessions are scheduled for May 17, May 19, May 24, and May 26. All sessions will be conducted from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Room 564 of the Education Building located at 301 N Wilmington Street in Raleigh. Priority for REGISTRATION will be offered to new directors.

  • MOA - Title I and Child Nutrition
    (pdf, 591kb)

  • Title II, Part A has been moved to the Federal Program Monitoring Section. Additional TitleII, Part A information is here.

  • NEW!! The Title I, Part A Handbook 2015-2016: Tools and Tips for Title I Directors is intended to assist Title I Directors in managing their Title I programs throughout the school year. The technical assistance documents in the Title I, Part A Handbook are intended to provide an overview of the authorizing statute and should be used in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education (USED) policy guidance.
    (pdf, 1.3mb | doc, 1.2mb)

  • Arts and Title I Funds
    (pdf, 266kb)

  • Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request
    (pdf, 3.7mb)

  • Additional ESEA Flexibility Request Information is here

  • School Improvement Grants
    Forty North Carolina schools are receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds as authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).

    Selected SIG schools were among the persistently lowest performing schools ( pdf, 134kb) in the state and were eligible for or receiving Title I funds. This includes charter schools, alternative and special schools.

  • Additional SIG information is here