Opportunity to comment on Delaware Title IV, Part A Waiver

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 has applied for and been given approval authority to waive 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

 

Districts or charter Schools who wish to apply and use its Title IV, Part A funds to best meet their needs without regard to content-area spending requirements, spending limits on technology infrastructure, or completing a needs assessment should drop the Title IV, Part A Waiver document into their LEA letterhead, fill out, sign and email to TitleProgram.Q&A@doe.k12.de.us.

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Title IV, Part A waiver, please view FAQs.

Any other questions, comments or assistance can be obtained by calling or emailing the Title Programs and Grants Support Team at (302) 857-3385 or at TitlePrograms.Q&A@doe.k12.de.us.

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

Comments 

One response overall. On a scale of 1-5 with 5 indicating support for the Delaware CARES Act waivers, the one respondent selected a 5. Individual comments are as follows:

  • Seeking the tech waiver would be extremely helpful for district planning during COVID.