Carryover Limits for Selected NCLB Programs
No Child Left Behind
Consolidated Application Update
DCEP Addendum Update
FOR LEAS NOT RECEIVING ARRA: 15% of 2009-10 allocation for a LEA with an allocation of at least $50,000; 100% of allocation for a LEA with an allocation of less than $50,000.
|LEAs can receive 100% of their carryover once every three years by applying for a waiver. See below for more information.|
|Title II, Part A||100% of 2009-10 allocation.|
|100% of 2009-10 allocation.|
|Title III, Part A||100% of 2009-10 allocation (provided that the LEA had an approved plan in that year).|
|25% of 2009-10 allocation.||LEAs can receive 100% of their carryover by applying for a waiver. See below for more information.|
The amount carried over must be expended by the end of the following year. For example, if a portion of a 2009-10 allocation is carried over into 2010-11, an amount equal to the carryover must be expended by the end of the 2010-11 fiscal year.
All LEAs (in New York City and outside New York City) may apply for a waiver to the Title I carryover limit by making a request in writing to the Department's Title I School & Community Services office at 365 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234. NCLB requires that the LEA must be able to demonstrate that the request is reasonable and necessary.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR TITLE I ARRA 2010-11:
Because the availability of 2009-10 Title I funds through ARRA was unanticipated and LEAs receiving ARRA Title I allocations may not have had sufficient time to plan activities that would expend 85 percent of the funds in 2009-10, the U.S. Department of Education is permitting the Department to raise the carryover limit from 15 percent to 100 percent of LEAs' regular and ARRA Title I allocations going into 2010-11. This applies to all LEAs receiving ARRA Title I funds, even those that received waivers from the 15 percent limit for 2007-08 or 2008-09. If the total 2009-10 carryover for both projects (0021-10 and 5021-10) exceeds the Title I ARRA allocation, a waiver request is required. Regular carryover rules and normal procedures for requesting a waiver of the 15 percent limit still apply to LEAs that did not receive ARRA Title I allocations.
Additional information about this policy is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/nclb/ (see April 2010 field memo). NCLB and ARRA allocation reports for each LEA, displaying current budget amounts and, if appropriate, adjusted potential carryover amounts, are available at http://www.oms.nysed.gov/cafe/reports/. Also, we encourage LEAs in receipt of ARRA Title I allocations to retain this item in their files as documentation of this one-time change in carryover policy.
Any LEA may apply for a waiver to the Title IV, Part A carryover limit by making a request in writing to the Student Support Services office at 318M EB, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234. LEAs can apply annually for this waiver and must, as required by NCLB, show good cause.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR TITLE
I ARRA 2011-12:
As part of the waiver approval received last spring from USDE, NYSED has granted a blanket approval to carry over 100 percent of all Title I carryover funds from 2010-11 into 2011-12, with the following stipulation:
The granting of the carryover limitation (ordinarily 15 percent of the base allocation, with a waiver available once every three years) waiver is contingent on the following condition: the amount being carried over into 2011-12 does NOT exceed the total of the Title I, Part A ARRA allocation from the 2009-10 allocation year.
For example, if an LEA’s Title I ARRA allocation was $300,000, then the total amount of carryover for the REGULAR Title I, Part A funds into 2011-12 cannot exceed $300,000 without an approved waiver from NYSED. If needed, these waivers will be granted using the same process that has been in place for the granting of Title I, Part A waivers in the past (e.g., letter of request to the State Title I Director, etc.). A waiver approved in this manner will count against an LEA’s once-every-three-years restriction. Details on the normal waiver approval process are available on NYSED’s Consolidated Application web site.
We also remind LEAs to check their Title I ARRA Grant Status on NYSED’s Title I ARRA web site and take actions as necessary to insure the maximum use of these funds. For any questions, please E-Mail: T1RRA@MAIL.NYSED.GOV