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ESEA Consolidated Application


The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 provides financial support for schools and other educational organizations through both formula allocations and competitive grants. This web page provides information regarding the formula-driven grants available in Wisconsin. (information on competitive grants)

All local education agencies (LEAs) are to submit a single, consolidated application for all ESEA formula entitlements, including the following titles:

Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs
Title I, Part C - Migrant
Title I, Part D - Neglected and Delinquent
Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
Title III, Part A, Subpart 1 - English Language Acquisition and Language Enhancement

The consolidated application is a web-based application. Important dates and deadlines to note are as follows:

May 1 Title I Schoolwide program deadline
first week of June (tentative)

ESEA Consolidated Application available on the web


(more information regarding the application)


ESEA End-of-Year Report available within the ESEA application.

Last business day of August (tentative)

ESEA Consolidated Application due to DPI
(more information regarding the application)


ESEA End-of-Year Report due to DPI

(more information on Consolidated End-of-Year Reporting)

September 30

Last date for submission of the final claim for previous school year

(more information on Claiming Funds)

October (tentative) Title I Comparability Report will be available
Approx. November

Final ESEA carryover provided within the application



Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance for WISEgrants

Staff Contacts for Title-specific technical assistance under ESEA

Formula Allocation Spreadsheets

Carryover Information

Fiscal Agent Information

Maintenance of Effort

  • Information on maintenance of effort (Webinar will be available at a later date)

Claiming Funds and Submitting Budget Revisions

ESEA funds are paid to sub-recipients through a reimbursement process.  Claims for funds are submitted online through the ESEA web-based application.  DPI encourages sub-recipients to submit claims on a quarterly basis.

Submitting a Claim in WISEgrants

Budget revisions should be approved by DPI before obligations are made.

Repayment of Claimed Funds

Consolidated End-of-Year Reporting

    As a condition of receiving funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act from the U.S. Department of Education, the state must report annually information under Title I, Part A; Title II, Part A; and Title III, Part A. To comply with this requirement, we annually ask you to submit information related to the above programs through an End-of-Year Report.

    The End-of-Year Report is tentatively due the last business day of August.  For the 2016-17 End-of-Year Report in WISEgrants, this deadline will be later in 2017. Deadline updates and End-of-Year Report availability will be sent to District Administrators and available in the WISEgrants Message Board.

    For title-specific questions, contact the appropriate DPI staff at:

    If you are having technical difficulties, contact Michael Dennison, (608) 266-2489 or 

    Reporting Fraud

    For questions about this information, contact Mary Jo Christiansen (608) 266-2158