Completing the 2022-23 ESSA Compliance Report 

Completing the 2022-23 ESSA Compliance Report 

August 15, 2023 | Grants Management

We know compliance reporting is the least fun thing to do at the start of school, but it can’t be avoided if you have ESSA funds. Each year, LEAs who accept Federal funds must complete a compliance report to verify activities have been implemented according to the program guidelines and the approved grant application. Hopefully, CSS’s training resources will make the annual compliance report for ESSA as painless as possible. Keep reading to see the information we have put together to finish the compliance report and get back to having fun! 

The CSS federal team will begin working with client charters to help them identify data sources, locate program documentation, and confirm the implementation of the ESSA program as described in the 2022-23 ESSA Consolidated Grant application.   

How to locate your compliance report: 

  1. Log into your eGrants account 
  2. Look for the Compliance Reports tab at the top  
  3. Under “Consolidated Compliance Reports”, find your 2022-23 ESSA Consolidated Compliance Report.  Double click to open. 
  4. You will want to download a copy to use as a working document before you submit. 
  5. You must complete and save the first schedule, GS2110, which is contact information for the LEA, before the rest of the report will “open.”   

Before you complete and submit your ESSA Compliance Report: 

  1. Review all schedules to determine what data is needed and who in your charter has the data. 
  2. Identify all sources of documentation for required activities. 
  3. Review final ESSA grant application to identify charter-district reservations, strategies and activities and make sure your compliance report matches last version of the grant. Remember that expenditures reported on the compliance report are estimates through 9/30/2023. 
  4. Respond to narrative questions using the Program Compliance Self-Check Guide. 
  5. Retain documentation used to complete ESSA compliance report according to EDGAR guidelines for 7 years. 

Need More Visual Aids? 

  • The Federal Programs Compliance Division at TEA has complete instructions, samples, and training videos available online (click here). 
  • Or for a webinar customized for Charters,  sign up for the ESSA Compliance Report online course, which  will take you on a detailed journey through the ESSA compliance reporting requirements (complete with screen shots).   

Remember! The ESSA Compliance Report deadline is September 29, 2023! 

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