Federal Programs

Federal Programs Listserv

This email group is open to anyone wanting to subscribe (principals, teachers, parents, etc.) It will allow subscribers to receive information, announcements and important dates relating to the ESEA/NCLB Federal Programs quickly.

Messages are from DESE only and may only be posted by DESE Federal Program Listserv manager. Subscribers may not post messages.

Committee of Practitioners

Committee of Practitioners

The Committee of Practitioners is comprised of representatives from local educational agencies, administrators, teachers, principals, parents, school board members, representatives of private school children, paraprofessionals and charter school leaders.  This Committee is required by law to advise the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on federal program issues associated with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1964 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

February 25, 2019 Meeting

June 15, 2017 Meeting

January 6, 2017 Meeting

November 22, 2016 Meeting

ESSA Workshop Questions


ESEA Tiered Monitoring

ESEA Tiered Monitoring

Federal Legislation And Guidance




Title I

Title I, Part A:  Parent Involvement

Title I, Part A:  School Improvement

Title I, Part A:  Schoolwide

Discretionary Grants

Federal Programs Conference 

2023 Federal Programs Conference

2023 Federal Programs Conference Program


Sessions can be found here:


Online Registration:

Registration is now open!  Please view and/or print the online registration brochure and select the sessions you would like to attend prior to beginning online registration. A confirmation email for your registration and session selections will be sent to you immediately after completion of the online registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email or have questions about registration, please contact Tammy Bagley at 573-881-4849 or tammy@custommeetingplanners.com.

Registration Fees:

If your online registration is received on or before Oct. 30, you will receive the early registration rate of $250. If your registration is received after Oct. 30, your registration rate will be $300. The on-site registration rate will be $350. Registration will close when maximum capacity is reached (or at 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 8). Any registration received after this date will be considered an on-site registration.

Payment of Registration Fees:

Payment of fees may be made by credit card, purchase order, or check. A purchase order must be emailed within five business days of receipt of the online registration confirmation to Tammy Bagley. If you prefer to pay by check, your check must be received within five business days of your confirmed online registration. Make checks payable to Custom Meeting Planners. Mailing address: Custom Meeting Planners, P.O. Box 30785, Columbia, MO 65205.

Refund Policy:

Registration fees may be refunded (minus a $25 administrative fee) if a written request is received no later than Oct. 30. Please send your request by email to Tammy Bagley. If your cancellation notice is received before any registration fees have been paid, your invoice will be adjusted to reflect the administrative fee. No refunds will be authorized after this date, but substitutions will be permitted.

Lodging Information:

A block of rooms at the discounted rate of $108.15 per night has been reserved for attendees of the conference who wish to stay on the property of Tan-Tar-A Conference Center.  A tax exemption letter must be provided to the hotel in order to receive this rate.  The rate is available until October 16, 2023, based on availability.  To make your reservation, call 800-826-8272 and identify yourself as an attendee of the Federal Programs Conference, or reservations can be made online.   Select your arrival and departure dates, confirm the number of overnight guests, and then click on Check Availability.  Be sure to make your hotel reservation early!

Exhibitor Information:

Vendors interested in exhibiting at the 2023 Federal Programs Conference are welcome to register. The exhibit schedule is as follows:

Sunday, November 12, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 pm exhibit set-up

Sunday, November 12, 2023
4:30 - 7:30 pm exhibit area open

Monday, November 13, 2023
7:00 am - 4:30 pm exhibit area open

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
7:00 am - 12:30 pm exhibit area open (Dismantle from 12:30 - 2:00 pm)

Space is limited. Display space is confirmed when payment is received. 

Nonprofit Display - $325 ($375 after October 15, 2023): Includes one (1) company representative
For-Profit Display - $400 ($450 after October 15, 2023): Includes one (1) company representative

2022 Federal Programs Conference 


Forms And Applications

Consultation Forms

End-of-Year Reports

Class Size Reduction

Help Guides

Forms and Samples

Parent And Family Engagement

Federal Programs Required Notifications

Building-Level Parental Involvement Requirements

Parental Involvement Resources

  • Related Links
  • Title I. A Parental Involvement Non-Regulatory Guidance (Insert updated link for ESSA)

Title I Schoolwide programs provide schools with the opportunity to upgrade the entire school program by allowing more flexibility to serve students.


Schoolwide Pooling

  • Schoolwide Pool User Guide (Link directly to document when updated on Finance page)
Title I Preschool





Federal Programs Automated Budget Instructions

Instructions for Completing Automated Application for Federal Funds

Browser Standard for DESE’s Online Applications

School district personnel must register to receive a user id and a password in order to access various online application/reporting programs. Anyone may access online application through "Public Applications" without a user ID or password.  Public Applications are for viewing only.

For forgotten or unknown user ids/passwords, send your questions to dsm@dese.mo.gov or fax to Security Administrator, 573-526-4125.  Please provide your name, school district name, and county-district code with your request.

For additional help you may contact your Federal Programs Supervisor.

Step 1:

 Step 2:  

  • When logging in, make sure to use all lower case letters.
  • Type in your USER ID that has been assigned to you. 
  • Type in your password (up to 10 characters that a district representative has selected).
  • Use mouse to click on the "LOGIN" Button.

Step 3:

  • The "DESE Web Applications" Page is displayed.
  • From the Applications Menu, click on "ePeGS".

Step 4:

  • Select "Funding Application".
  • Select "Quality Schools".
  • Select the "ESEA Consolidated".
Federal Programs Staff Directory

Supervisors by Region

Region and DESE Contact Area Served
Stacy Hamlett, Director       

Kathleen Schwartze, Assistant Director


Region A

Alaina Downing


Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, MO School For The Blind, MO School For The Severely Disabled

Region B

Amy Dutcher


Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte

Region C

Lauren Hardwick


Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Stone, Taney, Vernon, Webster, Wright, Department Of Corrections, Division Of Youth Services

Region D



Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Howard, Lincoln, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Warren, MO School For The Deaf

Region E

Rene' Ernsbarger


Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Ripley, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Scott, Stoddard, Wayne

Region F

JoAnn McGowan


Bates, Benton, Carroll, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray, St. Clair, Saline

Region G



Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Howell, Iron, Maries, Oregon, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Shannon, Texas, Washington

Region H

William Bechtel


Andrew. Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Worth

Region I

Donisha Ray


Adair, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan