Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education ESA Matching Grant Codes for 2023 - 2024

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Memo Number
Memo Date
Memo Type
Fiscal & Administrative Services
Regulatory Authority
Act 572 of 2023
Response Required
Assistant Superintendent; Bookkeepers; Curriculum Coordinators; Federal Programs; General Business Managers; Principals; Superintendents

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Memo Text

Act 572 of 2023 appropriated $5,300,000 for the ESA Matching Grant Program.  Districts will receive matching grant funds for Enhanced Student Achievement (ESA) expenditures for evidence-based programs to improve the academic achievement of identified national school lunch students.  The program is limited to tutors, before or after school academic programs and pre-kindergarten programs.  Expenditures incurred from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024, with the following codes will be eligible for matching grant funds:




 Before/After School Programs

1281 or 2281


 Pre-K Programs

1281 or 2281

1105, 1550, 1290


1281 or 2281



If the total statewide expenditures exceed the amount of funding allocated by law, funding awards will be calculated on a pro rata matching basis.  A matching percentage will be calculated by dividing the amount of funding available by the statewide total of allowable expenditures and applying that percentage to district expense in order to determine the amount of funds reimbursed to the district.

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