Federal Funding Update

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Dear Superintendents,

Welcome to 2020! In the spirit of “top tens of 2019, this article, Teaching in 2020 vs. 2010, caused me reflect on the year and decade gone by.

Federal Funding Update

Here is a rundown of the bill signed into law on December 20 by President Trump that provides funding for education for the remainder of FY2020:

  • Title I grants to school districts (up $450 million, to $16.3 billion).
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B grants to states (up $400 million, to $12.8 billion.)
  • ESEA Title II-A Supporting Effective Instruction grants (up $76 million, to $2.1 billion).
  • ESEA Title III English Language Acquisition grants (up $50 million, to $787 million).
  • ESEA Title IV-A Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants (up $40 million, to $1.2 billion).
  • ESEA Title IV-B 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants (up $28 million, to $1.2 billion).
  • TRIO programs (up $30 million, to $1.1 billion).
  • Maximum federal Pell Grant award per student by $150 to $6,345 for the 2020-21 academic year.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grants (up $25 million, to $865 million).
  • Federal Work-Study grants (up $50 million, to $1.2 billion).


Teachers from 27 counties met in Riverton for Social Studies professional development this week.

Early Education Grant Award Announced

Governor Gordon announced a $2 million grant award for early education efforts in Wyoming. Here is the media release. We look forward to partnering on the planning and implementation of the grant to help ensure seamless transitions into kindergarten.


First Lady Jennie Gordon, WDE Nutrition team members, staff from Big Piney schools, and I celebrate the growing “Second Chance Breakfast” program.

Memos released on Monday, January 13:

  • 2020-006:  Additional Career Development Facilitator Training
  • 2020-007:  2020 District Teachers of the Year
  • 2020-008:  Release of 2018 Census Data for FY20 Title I, Part A Allocations