The Federal Programs Unit is committed to providing support to Arkansas schools and districts in their efforts to improve student achievement and ensure that Arkansas students are proficient in meeting our state standards and prepared for a successful future.
The unit engages in consistent collaboration with all local education agencies that are subrecipients of Federal Grant Program funds to supplement and complement the efforts of local school systems, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents and students to improve the quality of education.
This office provides technical assistance when guiding schools in their efforts to apply ‘best-practices’ in both fiscal and programmatic matters and it will maintain communication efforts not only in the program planning stage, but the implementation stage as well.
Federal Programs Programmatic and Fiscal Monitoring Guide was developed to provide a comprehensive review of the federal programs monitoring processes and tools across federal granting authorities. The purpose of this tool is to provide uniform guidance for subrecipient monitoring. It is intended to be used yearly by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) as a guide during subrecipient monitoring programs and can be used to monitor previous years. It should be used in conjunction with any Local Educational Agency (LEA) risk assessments. Risk assessments, in conjunction with this monitoring guide, provide LEAs and State Education Agencies (SEAs) yearly determinations if grant purposes are being met, the identification of programs before monitoring or an audit, clarification of program requirements, and program expectations. Not all federal programs or items are applicable to all recipients. Items that do not apply are marked as “Not Applicable.”
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