TRANSITION FOR GRANT PROGRAMS UNDER NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND (NCLB)

Grant Programs No Longer Authorized under ESSA but Funded in 2016 under NCLBGrant Programs Reauthorized under ESSA
Grant recipients of multi-year awards under NCLB for programs that will no longer exist under ESSA, such as School Improvement Grants (SIG), but for which Congress appropriated funds in fiscal year 2016, will continue to receive funds under the existing terms for that year only. Federal funding in fiscal year 2016 is for school year 2016-17. No additional funds will be awarded for expiring programs after federal fiscal year 2016 (which ends on September 30, 2016).Grant recipients of multi-year awards under NCLB for programs substantively similar to a newly authorized one in ESSA, or for programs that were renewed, and for which Congress appropriated funds, will continue to receive funds under the existing terms. In addition, the grant recipient may use funds “to carry out necessary and reasonable planning and transition activities” to ensure compliance with ESSA.

EFFECTIVE DATES

Formula-Allocated Grant ProgramsCompetitive Grant Programs and Impact Aid
July 1, 2017, as amended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2016, which supersedes ESSA’s original date of July 1, 2016. Federal funding appropriated in fiscal year 2017 will be for school year 2017-18. Because federal education programs that are allocated to states by formula are forward- funded, the federal dollars will become available on July 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. (Federal funding appropriated in fiscal year 2016 for the 2016-17 school year will be administered under NCLB.)October 1, 2016 (or the beginning of federal fiscal year 2017). Federal funding appropriated in fiscal year 2017 will be for school year 2017-18. Federal funding will become available only after the Education Department holds a competition and makes grant awards. (Federal funding appropriated in fiscal year 2016 for the 2016-17 school year will be administered under NCLB.)