State educational agencies (SEAs) are the eligible applicants for this program.

Note: SEAs in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the outlying areas are not eligible to apply for State-Flex because they do not have the minimum number of local educational agencies (LEAs) required for State-Flex authority.

If an LEA has entered into a Local-Flex agreement with the Secretary, its SEA may subsequently seek State-Flex authority only if that LEA agrees to have its Local-Flex agreement submitted as one of the proposed performance agreements in the SEA’s State-Flex application.