OESE Technical Assistance Centers

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) supports numerous technical assistance providers, including technical assistance networks, the Comprehensive Centers and other national technical assistance centers to provide content expertise, evidence-based tools and resources, and direct support to effectively address State and local grantee needs and assist with implementation of federal programs across key program areas.

On this page, you will find descriptions of each Center, the services it provides, and where to find more information. Click the Center names to visit Center websites and learn more about the resources and supports available.

Comprehensive Centers

The Comprehensive Center Network includes 19 Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs) and one National Center that provide capacity-building services to State educational agencies (SEAs), regional educational agencies (REAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools that improve educational outcomes, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction for all students. To learn more about support available in your region and to explore resources, visit the Comprehensive Center Network website.

Equity Assistance Centers 

Equity Assistance Centers provide technical assistance and training, upon request, in the areas of race, sex, national origin, and religion to public school districts and other responsible governmental agencies to promote equitable education opportunities. The four regional Equity Assistance Centers work in the areas of civil rights, equity, and school reform. This assistance helps schools and communities ensure that equitable education opportunities are available and accessible for all children. Visit each Center’s site to find more information about EAC services and to request support:

  • Region I: Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia.
  • Region II: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia.
  • Region III: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
  • Region IV: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

State Support Network

The State Support Network was a technical assistance initiative designed to support state and district school improvement efforts. Use this site to find valuable resources to assist you in supporting state and district school improvement efforts.

Student Engagement and Attendance Center (SEAC)

The Student Engagement and Attendance Center (SEAC) provides technical assistance that builds State and local capacity to reduce chronic absenteeism. The SEAC supports States and districts as they engage with issues related to engagement, absenteeism, and attendance supports through identifying promising practices, providing opportunities for peer learning, and developing resources to support state and local efforts. To request support, or for more information, please contact the SEAC team.

National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) offers information and technical assistance to States, districts, schools, institutions of higher learning, and communities focused on improving school climate and conditions for learning. NCSSLE believes that with the right resources and support, educational stakeholders can collaborate to sustain safe, engaging and healthy school environments that support student academic success.

The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to improve the capacity of states, districts and schools to establish, scale-up and sustain the PBIS framework. The PBIS TA Center (a) provides the technical assistance to encourage large-scale implementation of PBIS; (b) provides the organizational models, demonstrations, dissemination, and evaluation tools needed to implement PBIS with greater depth and fidelity across an extended array of contexts; and (c) extends the lessons learned from PBIS implementation to the broader agenda of educational reform.

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center

The REMS TA Center’s primary goal is to support schools, districts, and institutions of higher education in school emergency management and planning, including the development and implementation of comprehensive, all-hazards, high-quality emergency operations plans.  The REMS TA Center disseminates information about school emergency management and planning to help school communities learn more about developing, implementing, and revising high-quality emergency operations plans.  In addition, the REMS TA Center helps OSSS coordinate technical assistance meetings and share school emergency management and planning information, and responds to direct requests for technical assistance and training.

The T4PA/BSCA Center

The T4PA/BSCA Center provides high-quality technical assistance, training, and support to SEAs to increase their capacity to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) in implementing the Title IV, Part A program’s focus on student safety and well-being. The Center also provides technical assistance and capacity-building support to Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) Stronger Connections grantees, all of which are high-need LEAs, as defined by states. The Center provides targeted technical assistance to states, conduct needs assessments, develop customized training and resources, and convene communities of practice.

Mental Health Personnel TA Center

The Mental Health Personnel TA Center (METRICS) supports grantees of the Department’s two programs for increasing the number of mental health providers in schools – the School-Based Mental Health Services grant program and the Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration grant program.  This Center also provides information and resources to states, districts, and schools nationwide to help them implement high-quality projects to address the social, emotional, and mental health needs of PK-12 students and increase the number of school-based mental health services providers.

The National Center for Homeless Education

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is a technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support the implementation of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) grant program. NCHE provides technical assistance and support to State coordinators, school district liaisons, families experiencing homelessness, and other stakeholders and partners.  NCHE’s website features a comprehensive suite of technical assistance resources, EHCY program data, and contact information for State- and district-level practitioners from across the country.

The Neglected or Delinquent Education Technical Assistance Center

The Neglected or Delinquent Education Technical Assistance Center (NDTAC) is a technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support the implementation of the Title I, Part D Neglected and Delinquent formula grant program.  NDTAC provides direct support to State Coordinators for the Title I, Part D program; State and local agency education directors and grant contacts; and communities and families.  Please contact NDTAC at ndtac@longevityconsulting.com for specific resources and assistance.

National TA Center for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

The National Technical Assistance Center under the 21st CCLC program assists SEAs and their grantees that operate 21st CCLC programs in providing academic supports and other enrichment opportunities for students, and especially underserved students, during non-school hours. This technical assistance center focuses on students’ academic and mental health needs in alignment with the traditional school day; academic recovery; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities; improving attendance and student engagement of middle and high school students; supporting multilingual learners; and financial literacy, among other technical assistance opportunities.

National Charter Schools Resource Center

The National Charter Schools Resource Center (NCSRC) is dedicated to helping charter schools reach their aspirations and furthering understanding of charter schools. To meet those goals, NCSRC offers a diverse selection of resources on every aspect of the charter school sector.

National Center on School Infrastructure

The National Center on School Infrastructure (NCSI) is a national clearinghouse and TA center that provides resources on topics related to public school infrastructure improvements that support safe, healthy, sustainable, and equitable public school facilities. NCSI also provides technical assistance to State entity grantees awarded funds under the Supporting America’s School Infrastructure (SASI) grant program and other States and local educational agencies (LEAs) on leveraging available resources to assess and make public school infrastructure improvements in their highest-need public schools.

National and Regional Native American Language Resource Centers

The Native American Language Resource Centers (NALRC) program provides national and regional technical assistance to Native American communities and school systems to support the development of Native American language medium education programs in preschool, elementary school, secondary school, or adult education programs.

  • The National NALRC supports regional centers, Native American language programs, and Native American communities in accessing international best practices, resources, and research in indigenous language revitalization; gathering sharing technical assistance, promising practices and experiences; and the national compilation and curation of digital libraries and other online resources for Native American languages, except that any materials collected by the center may only be materials provided by a Native American language program or Native American community.
  • Regional NALRCs encourage and support the use of Native American languages within educational systems in the same manner as other world languages, including by encouraging State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to offer Native American language courses for the same full academic credit as courses in other world languages; support the development, adoption, and use of assessments, qualifications, and processes based on promising practices in Native American language medium education; and provide technical assistance to Native American language programs seeking other Federal resources.

For more information, please visit the Office of Indian Education’s NALRC webpage.

Comprehensive Literacy State Development Center

The Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Center technical assistances to SEAs in revising, enhancing, or creating State Literacy Plans and support states, school districts, and communities in promoting equitable access to high quality literacy instruction and materials for every student.

Statewide Family Engagement Centers 

  • The Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) program provides financial support to organizations that provide technical assistance and training to State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) in the implementation and enhancement of systemic and effective family engagement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student development and academic achievement.

2018 Cohort

2022 Cohort

2023 Cohort

West Virginia: EdVenture Group

Other Department-funded Technical Assistance Centers

Regional Educational Laboratories

The ten Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs), administered by the Institute of Education Sciences’ (IES) National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE), work in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and other educational stakeholders to use data and research to improve academic outcomes for students. For more information and resources from the RELs, visit the IES website here.

  • REL Appalachia: Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, & West Virginia
  • REL Central: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, & Wyoming
  • REL Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, & Washington, DC
  • REL Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, & Wisconsin
  • REL Northeast and Islands: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, & the Virgin Islands
  • REL Northwest: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, & Washington
  • REL Pacific: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Guam, Hawai’i, Republic of the Marshall Islands, & Republic of Palau
  • REL Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, & South Carolina
  • REL Southwest: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, & Texas
  • REL West: Arizona, California, Nevada, & Utah

Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance Centers

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21. To support this mission, OSEP distributes discretionary grants to support personnel development, technical assistance and dissemination, technology, media and materials, and parent-training and information centers. OSEP funds over 50 centers to provide a diverse range of services and supports to special education stakeholders. These centers provide technical assistance (TA) services to families, schools, districts, and States.

Other National Technical Assistance Centers

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