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 Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015).

  • NEW!! Educational Stability of Children in Foster Care under Title I, Part A.
    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) establishes new protections for children in foster care under Title I, Part A (Title I). These provisions complement the requirements of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Fostering Connections Act) and further promote the purpose of Title I – to ensure that all children receive a high-quality education and to close achievement gaps between student groups. Together these laws strengthen opportunities for educational agencies and child welfare agencies to jointly determine the most effective practices to remove enrollment barriers and promote school stability and success for students.

  • NEW!! 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants
    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is pleased to announce the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) 2017-18 Request for Proposals (RFP). The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to offer expanded learning opportunities for students during non-school hours. The program must be designed to provide students with high-quality academic and other enrichment activities designed to complement the students' regular academic program. The 21st CCLC program must also offer families of participating students educational development opportunities. To assist organizations with planning a proposal, the Application Guidance and Application Worksheet are available HERE.

  • MOA - Title I and Child Nutrition
    (pdf, 295kb)

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