Welcome to the Office of Grants and Federal Programs Department!
The Office of Grants and Federal Programs promotes sound fiscal stewardship and accountability, provides compliance monitoring support and resources for the effective and efficient implementation of federal, state, and competitive grants in alignment with East Saint Louis School District 189 policy, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance and stated grant objectives.
The mission of the Office of Grants and Federal programs is to collaborate with and build the capacity of grant managers and administrators in the effective and efficient implementation of grants in accordance with the OMB Uniform Guidance and grant specifications, in order to improve student achievement and foster equity.
To accomplish our mission, we are committed to:
- Monitoring the fiscal and programmatic implementation of the grants
- Reviewing expenditure and periodic reporting for grants
- Adhering to district purchasing procedures and protocols
- Maintaining expenditure ledgers
- Exercising general supervision of allowable use of funds
- Providing technical assistance and communicating with grant managers and administrators on an ongoing basis
- Facilitating professional learning opportunities focused on compliance and grant management guidance
Director of Federal and State Programs
East Saint Louis School District 189
Every Student Succeeds Act and Title 1
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. Under ESSA, the purpose of Title 1 is to provide all children with significant opportunities to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education and to close educational gaps.
Title 1 provides federal dollars to help supplement educational opportunities for children who live in poverty areas and are most at risk of failing. Students are served based on educational needs.
Kiaundra Smith, Director of Federal and State Programs
Teresa Lewis, Grants Compliance Specialist
Kimberly Mitchell, Title I Administrative Assistant