Welcome to State & Federal Programs (SFP)!

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Our Mission

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The mission of SFUSD’s State and Federal Programs team is to assist schools and central office departments in effectively and efficiently managing categorical resources to maximize student learning while maintaining compliance with state and federal funding allowability rules. 


Resources & Technical Guidance:

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Click on each program title for staff contact and resource links:

Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction

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The purpose of Title II, Part A  is to provide supplemental activities that strengthen the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders to:

  • Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging state academic standards;
  • Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
  • Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and
  • Provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Title II, Part A can include induction programs, supplemental professional development activities and materials, and recruitment for hard-to-find educator positions. Title II, Part A funds may never be used for student materials.

Title II, A Contact:

Title II, Part A Resources:

Title IV, Part A: Student Support & Academic Enrichment (SSAE)

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The purpose of Title IV, Part A funds is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the District’s capacity to:

  • Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;
  • Improve school conditions for student learning (safe & healthy student activities); and
  • Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Title IV, Part A funds have category spending thresholds that must be met and must be based on a comprehensive needs assessment.

Title IV, Part A Contacts:

  • Mary Elisalde, Director


  • Carrie Melton, Program Administrator


Title IV, Part A Resources:

Consolidated Application (ConApp)

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The Consolidated Application (ConApp) is a two-part application and reporting process for multiple state and federal, formula-driven, categorical program funds submitted by county offices, school districts, and direct-funded charter schools.

The Consolidated Application (ConApp) is used by the California Department of Education (CDE) to distribute categorical funds from various federal programs to county offices, school districts, and direct-funded charter schools throughout California.

ConApp Contacts:

  • Mary Elisalde, Director


  • Maria Vargas


Consolidated Application Resources:

Equitable Services to Private Non-profit Schools

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The ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) requires local education agencies (LEAs/Districts) to offer equitable services to private non-profit school-eligible students, their families, teachers, and other educational personnel.

As federal funds may never flow through private schools, SFUSD is obligated to determine funding levels and coordinate services for private non-profit schools. Services must be equitable to public school services and be secular, neutral, and non-ideological.

Equitable Services Contacts:

  • Carrie Melton, Program Administrator


  • Cristina Espinosa


Equitable Services Resources:

Guidance: Use of Funds

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Resources for your sites

  • Determine expenditure allowability
  • Understand budget transfer requirements for categorical funds

  • Understand process requirements for submitting requisitions for categorical funds

State and Federal legislative criteria must be met in order to use categorical funds. View the One-Pagers below for assistance with determining allowability. If you are unsure whether an expenditure is allowable, view the California Department of Education's guidelines here.

Vision, Values, Goals and Guardrails

This page was last updated on June 21, 2024