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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 31, 2020

Who do I contact for questions?


Please contact Abdallah Bendada at with any comments or questions.