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Grant Information

Additional Federal Grant Information

Published: 10/2/2020 2:18 PM

Declaration of Participation, NCLB Transferability and Maintenance of Effort for Federal Grants.


FY2021 Declaration of Participation Notification

Deadline Extended to April 13, 2020.

Declaration of Participation 

The Declaration of Participation Report to be completed by your district in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This report is used to identify the number of students enrolled in area private non-profit and home schools. Federal programs participating in the Declaration of Participation are Title II, Part A-Supporting Effective Instruction; Title IV, Part A-Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants; and IDEA-B - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

In addition to the programs listed above we have designed a separate form for the Title III - Language Instruction for English Learners (EL) and Immigrant Students program. This form will be used to identify the number of English Learner students and the number of Immigrant students enrolled in area private non-profit and home schools. 

Documents pertaining to Declaration of Participation:


NCLB Transferability

Transferability is the flexibility authority that permits State Educational Agencies (SEAs) and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) the ability to transfer a portion of the funding they receive, by formula under certain Federal program, to allocations under other programs by effectively addressing more specifically identified programmatic needs.

ESEA Local Education Agency Maintenance of Effort

As a condition for receiving its full allocation in any fiscal year, for covered programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as reauthorized and amended by the  Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, a local educational agency (LEA) must maintain its own state and local fiscal effort in accordance with  Section 8521, ESEA. This requirement is known as maintenance of effort (MOE).

Maintenance of Effort Calculations

LEA Maintenance of Effort


Federal Flexibility

  • Coordination of federal program support can help maximize the impact of available resources to districts.
  • Encourage districts to re-examine the way they spend federal K-12 formula grants to support student achievement by engaging federal grant staff, programs/offices supported by federal grants, and fiscal staff across the district.  Assembling staff across the district that are touched by federal funds, including academic, programmatic, and fiscal staff, is important to ensure the agency develops cohesive policies.

Maximizing ESEA Flexibility


Thelma Hawkins
Office of Finance and Operations
Division of Budget and Financial Management
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1979
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