Consolidated Federal Programs
State of Vermont
CFP is a fully online e-Application/e-Amendment system for all Vermont supervisory unions/school districts. The districts must apply for their consolidated federal programs funds using the system. Funds are allocated to each LEA, based on federal formulas and allocation amounts. Consolidated funds include:
| * Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged|
* Title II, Part A - Improving Teacher Quality
* Title II, Part D - Enhancing Education through Technology
* Title IV, Part A - Safe and Drug-free Schools and Communities
* Title V, Part A - Innovative Programs
About our work
We developed this PHP application for the State of Vermont over four years. Initially, it was hosted at GreenRiver.org, but the software was so successful that the State of Vermont decided they wanted us to migrate it to their Oracle database and move the software onto their servers. This was accomplished in 2006, and since then we have been developing the applicaiton on our servers, but deploying and maintaining it on the State of Vermont network.
The software is complex because it supports mutliple years, new applications, and admendments. It includes
Thus far, we have saved the districts large amounts of time in filling out the Title I - IV forms, and also facilitiated the Department's ability to audit the applicaitons. Our long term vision for the applications includes aligning this project with our school improvement work by supporting the implementation at the districts with goal setting, action plan development, and formative feedback provided to district personnel.
The CFP application facilitates data entry by school districts
"I feel the earth shaking today as Ed is processing about 30 electronic grant agreements. Everything is working smoothly. We have now changed forever how the Department does business - nothing short of truly amazing when you can change a bureaucracy!"
Education Program Director
Vermont Department of Health