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ESSA Title II, Part A

Preparing, Training, and Recruiting Licensed Teachers, Principals, and Other School Leaders Grant


  • The current law allows LEAs to use funds for activities under Well Rounded Education such as English, reading/language arts, writing, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, geography, computer science, music, environmental education, career and technical education, health, and physical education.
  • LEAs will be required to develop and submit a consolidated ESSA plan to DPI.
  • The LEA plans require consultation with all stakeholders including teachers, administrators, parents, and private school staff.
  • Quick Reference Guide to eligible/non-eligible expenditures.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Education Leadership Development Opportunity (ELDO) Grant - The grant will provide Title IIA funds to awarded projects that work to establish a sturdy principal "pipeline" (i.e., a system to produce a large and steady supply of effective school leaders. The pipelines would, ideally, have four strong, interlocking parts: standards, high-quality training, selective hiring, and leader evaluation/on-the-job support.

Details:  Request for Proposal for the ELDO Grant
Download the ELDO Grant Application  
2020 ELDO Grant Application Deadline:  January 29, 2021

Monthly Webinar Series: How to Use Title II-A Funds

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In collaboration with Wisconsin districts, DPI will host monthly webinars where district staff share local strategies for the implementation of Title II in their districts. We encourage you to attend these webinars and learn more about the use of funds in public and private schools. We also encourage you to share your experience in implementing Title II with others in future webinars. Interested in sharing your experience implementing Title IIA in future webinars? Questions about joining the event?
Contact Scott Prinster at

Upcoming Event - January 28, 2021 at 11:00am-12:00pm (connection link details will be emailed to registrants near the event date)
Madison Metropolitan School District's Story
Join Jennifer Waldner (Director of State and Federal Programs) and Ruth Schultz (Grants and Student Fees Accountant) from the Madison Metropolitan School District as they share Madison Metropolitan School District's use of Title II-A funds.

Who do I contact with Title II-A questions?


Please contact Abdallah Bendada at with any comments or questions.