Federal Programs Consolidated Application - 2008-2009
The Consolidated Application --
The Federal Programs Consolidated Application for 2008-2009 is now available online at http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/fedprog/grantmgmnt .
Please remember that all allocations are estimates. We have not calculated the estimated allocations for the Title III program or for the Title VI.B program. We are waiting for additional information, but hope to have an estimate by the middle of June for these two programs.
Also remember that submitting the Final Expenditure Report could impact your carryover and therefore impact your total funds available. Be sure to check your allocations screen periodically for changes.
As part of the application, districts must consult with the nonpublic schools. The Statement of Nonpublic School Consultation and Participation forms are available on the Federal Programs website
http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/fedprog/ under Financial Management,
Also, please remember that your application and all other necessary documents must be submitted to the Grants Management Section before you can obligate any federal funds. To avoid any problems, please submit prior to July 1, 2008.
Carryover Problems -
We have discovered that the carryover calculation on the Federal Grant Application is not working correctly in some instances. If you feel that the carryover amount on your 2008-2009 allocation page is not correct, please e-mail Bette.Morff@dese.mo.gov. Please include your
school district and county district code.
Title V --
The significant guidance regarding Title V, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act program implementation issues for FY 2008 has been posted to the U.S. Department of Education's website. You can access the Fiscal Year 2008 Guidance for Title V, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 at http://www.ed.gov/policy/innovative/titlevguidance2008.doc .
This guidance addresses the issue if the lack of funding for the 2008-2009 school year for the Title V program affects the district's ability to transfer funds from other programs into Title V. The answer is that the LEA continues to have the transfer authority through September 30, 2009. Districts that have been identified for improvement may transfer only up to 30 percent of the applicable funds, and districts identified for corrective action are precluded from transferring any funds.
Director, Federal Grants Management
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
573/751-3468 (phone) 573/526-6698 (fax)