Education Jobs Fund (Ed Jobs)
The Education Jobs Fund (Ed Jobs) program is a new federal program that provides $10 billion in assistance to states to save or create education jobs for the 2010-2011 and 2011-12 school years. Jobs funded under this program include those that provide educational and related services for early childhood, elementary, and secondary education. Federal guidelines specify funds are available for obligations that occur as of August 10, 2010 (the date of enactment of the Act). An LEA that has funds remaining after the 2010-11 school year may use those remaining funds through September 30, 2012.
The Ed Jobs Fund will provide districts with federal grant dollars to create and save education jobs. The School Financial Services (SFS) Team has provided districts with allocation amounts, account code information on this web page and other guidance through listserv messages. It has been determined that the state Department of Administration (DOA) will be responsible for collection of the appropriate data from the districts and payment of the grant claims. Information about filing claims and allowable costs can be found at the Education Jobs tab on the Office of Recovery and Reinvestment website at http://www.recovery.wi.gov/. Questions regarding administration and utilization of the EdJobs funds can be directed to Tracy Williamson of DOA’s Federal Funds team at (608) 267-7395 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about how these funds may impact other sources of education funding can be directed to Debra Brown, Assistant Director, School Financial Services Team, at email@example.com or phone at (608) 267-9209.
- Office of Recovery and Reinvestment website
- DOA September 7 Letter to District Administrators
- District Allocations
- Account Code Guidance
- Education Jobs Fund Q & A Updated 9/30/10
- Initial Guidance from the Department of Education( http://www2.ed.gov/programs/educationjobsfund/applicant.html)
- State Superintendent Tony Evers Letter to District Administrators (http://sfs.dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sfs/pdf/edjobsletter.pdf)
For questions, please contact Debra Brown, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (608) 267-9209.