ESEA Monthly Newsletter

July 6, 2021 

We hope to provide you with helpful information monthly through the newsletter and office hours. Our newsletters will often include: 

  • General and Title Specific Updates from the ESEA Federal Programs Team 

  • Fun Data Fact(s)  

  • Friendly Reminders for Planning and Program Implementation 

  • Professional Learning Opportunities 

  • Contact Information 

Virtual Office Hours: Twice a month from 9:00 – 10:00 am 

(Next Virtual Office Hour is Tuesday, July 27th: contact or your regional program coordinator for the link) 

General & Title Specific Updates from the ESEA Federal Programs Team 

ESEA Regional Program Managers 

The Maine Department of Education's ESEA Program Office has undergone reorganization, resulting in updated ESEA regional contacts for Maine school districts. For an updated list of ESEA Regional Program Managers, please review the Department's Priority Notice here:  

Title II Program 

Ryan Reed has officially started as the Title II Regional Program Manager, working specifically with Regions 3 (Washington) and 5 (Midcoast). He’s spent the last 12 years working in public schools and looks forward to working with all of you! 

Fun Data Fact(s) 

Roughly 65% of Maine's eligible school districts have begun working on the FY22 ESEA Application in the Department's new Grants4ME platform.  There are also 26 calendar days until the FY22 ESEA Application submission deadline of August 1, 2021. 

Friendly Reminders for Planning and Program Implementation for the month of July 

ESEA Consolidated Application 

ESEA Consolidated applications for FY ’22 can be submitted for review July 15th.  Applications are due by August 1. Please reach out to your ESEA Regional Program Manager if you have more specific questions about the application.  

Grants4ME Platform 

To access more support on the Grants4ME platform, head to the ESEA webpage located here: On this page, you will find ESEA guidance documents for user access and role recommendations as well as a repository for step-by-step training videos about the platform.  


We encourage Business Managers to submit monthly invoices for all ESEA titles. 

State and Local  

Professional Learning Opportunities 

Professional Learning offered through the Department of Education is a fantastic resource for supporting leadership development for administrators and educators. The Department’s professional learning calendar is available at This calendar has increased functionality including a search feature.  

For more information about professional learning opportunities specific to Tier III identified schools, please contact Teri Peaslee, School Turnaround Professional Development Coordinator at or (207) 624-6706. 

Contact Information 

As always, reach out to your ESEA regional program manager with questions. Their contact information can be found at Also, your feedback is encouraged and appreciated. Please contact Cheryl Lang at with feedback and suggestions.