Opportunity to comment on Delaware Title IV, Part A Waiver

Opportunity to comment on Delaware Title IV, Part A Waiver

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank T. Brogan recently released an invitation to participate in a waiver similar to the CARES Act waiver under ESEA section 8401(b) for FY 2021 Title IV, Part A funds during the 2020-2021 school year.  In light of the continued disruption of to learning caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Delaware Department of Education is going to apply for a waiver of the following requirements and Title IV, Part A provisions.

  • Section 4106(d) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, related to LEA needs assessments for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Section 4106(e)(2)(C), (D), and (E) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, with respect to content-area spending requirements for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Title IV, Part A funds.
  • Section 4109(b) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, with respect to the fifteen percent spending limitation for technology infrastructure for FY 2021 Title IV, Part A funds. 

Please note that all other requirements in Title IV, Part A of the ESEA would continue to apply.

DELAWARE FY2020 T4PA Waiver Template 

FY20 T4PA Waiver Letter Final

After a 30-day Public Comment Period, DDOE will apply for the waiver authority.  When approved, the state be able to permit districts or charter Schools to apply and use its Title IV, Part A funds to best meet its needs without regard to content-area spending requirements, spending limits on technology infrastructure, or completing a needs assessment.

To provide comments or question regarding these waivers or the state’s application to obtain authority to give these waivers, please complete this survey.