Legislation, Regulations, & Guidance


Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title II, Part A; 20 U.S.C. 6301-6339, 6571-6578

TITLE II—Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teacher, Principals, or Other School Leaders

  • Sec. 2001. Purpose.
  • Sec. 2002. Definitions.
  • Sec. 2003. Authorization of Appropriations.

PART A—Supporting Effective Instruction

  • Sec. 2101. Formula grants to States.
  • Sec. 2102. Subgrants to local educational agencies.
  • Sec. 2103. Local uses of funds.
  • Sec. 2014. Reporting.


Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (commonly called “Uniform Guidance”) was adopted by the Department  in December 2014, 2 CFR Part 3474, and provides  a government-wide framework for grants management and sets an authoritative set of rules and requirements for Federal awards that synthesizes and supersedes guidance from earlier OMB circulars.   The Uniform  GuidanThe ce addresses such issues as addresses time and effort certifications, indirect cost reimbursement, timely obligation of funds and carryover, financial management rules, program income, record retention, property/equipment/supplies inventory controls, procurement, monitoring, conflicts, travel policies, and allowable costs.

The Education Department of General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR Parts 75, 76, and 77, are the federal regulations that govern all federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.  EDGAR is read in conjunction with the authorizing statutes, program-specific regulations, the Uniform Guidance, and Federal Register documents, such as Notices Inviting Applications and Notices of Final Priorities.


Letter from Senior Advisor Lane re: Prior Approval for Pre-Award Costs and Participant Support Costs under ESEA Programs PDF (December 8, 2022)

Title VIII, Part F of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965: Equitable Services for Eligible Private School Children, Teachers, and Other Educational Personnel, Non-Regulatory GuidancePDF (760 KB) (July 17, 2023)

Fact Sheet for Transferring State- and Local-Level Funds: Section 5103 of the ESEA | PDF (210 KB) (April 29, 2020)

Non-regulatory Guidance for Title II, Part A: Building Systems of Support for Excellent Teaching and Leading | PDF  (691 KB) (September 27, 2016)

Improving Teacher Quality State Grants: Title II Part A Non-Regulatory Guidance MS WORD (2M) | PDF (40K) (October 5, 2006)

Non-regulatory Guidance: Fiscal Changes and Equitable Services Requirements Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) | PDF  (November 21, 2016)

Non-regulatory Guidance: Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments| PDF  (September 16, 2016)