ESEA Monthly Newsletter



June 1, 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: 2nd Tuesday of every month from 10:15 – 11:15 am 

(Next Virtual Office Hour is Tuesday, June 8th: contact or your regional program coordinator for the link) 

General & Title Specific Updates from the ESEA Federal Programs Team 

  • If your district’s Performance Report has not been submitted & approved, this needs to be done before the ESEA Consolidated Application will be eligible for substantial approval.  


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

  • Grants4ME initial training took place on May 25th & 26th.  

  • Specific ESEA Application Training for ESEA Coordinators is on June 8th from 1 –3 PM. 

  • Specific ESEA Application Training for District Business Managers is on June 2nd from 1 – 2:30 PM and June 9th from 9 – 10:30 AM. 

  • All of the above trainings have been/will be recorded and available soon. 

  • A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in relation to the trainings will also be available soon. 


ESEA Data Dashboard  

The updated ESSA Data Dashboard is updated for FY 20. Districts need to annually notify and educate their families about the ESSA Dashboard. Along with posting the link to the state’s ESSA Dashboard, districts need to provide an explanation to their families about the dashboard and the information found on the dashboard. Tutorials on how to use and navigate the dashboard are provided at the following link: ( We recommend posting this information on a district’s webpage and sharing it with your families. 


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

State and Local  


Sign up for the Grants4ME training sessions related to the ESEA Consolidated Application! Head to the professional learning calendar on the Department of Education website at These sessions will be recorded. 

You can also sign up by clicking on the links below for the specific date you would like to attend: 

  • Wednesday, June 2 from 1-2:30 (Business Managers)  

  • Tuesday, June 8 from 1-3 (ESEA Coordinators) 

For more information, please contact Teri Peaslee, School Turnaround Professional Development Coordinator at or (207) 624-6706. 


In addition to the above trainings, there will be an open door zoom meeting on Thursday June 3rd from 8:30am to 3:00pm specifically for districts that are having issues logging into the new Grants4ME platform and / or having user access issues.  Please feel free to swing by whenever is convenient for you.  If you would like to request the zoom link or have any questions please feel free to contact Daniel Weeks at .   

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.