Entitlement grants provide funds to specific grantees on the basis of a predetermined formula. This formula is usually based on factors such as population, enrollment, per capita income, or a specific need. Recipients do not compete for this type of funding.
There are several entitlement grants received by the district. Most grants of this type fall under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) but there are other State and Federal entitlement grants CCS receives.
Every Student Succeeds Act
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. This law replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
ESSA includes provisions that will help to ensure success for students and schools. Below are just a few of the laws:
- Advances equity by upholding critical protections for America's disadvantaged and high-need students.
- Requires - for the first time - that all students in America be taught to high academic standards that will prepare them to succeed in college and careers.
- Ensures that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students' progress toward those high standards.
- Helps to support and grow local innovations - including evidence-based and place-based interventions developed by local leaders and educators.
- Sustains and expands this administration's historic investments in increasing access to high-quality preschool.
- Maintains an expectation that there will be accountability and action to affect positive change in our lowest-performing schools, where groups of students are not making progress, and where graduation rates are low over extended periods of time.