The Office of Federal Programs and Support promotes student achievement by ensuring educational access, opportunity and support that meets the diverse needs of all students.  The Office operationalizes this goal by assuring that federal education funding for PK-12 school and community based programs is administered properly to achieve the maximum benefit for students.

The core function of this Office is to facilitate a coordinated approach to use various program resources to serve students’ academic and well-being needs. Specific responsibilities include administering school system funding allocations, providing technical assistance to implement programs and meet various program requirements, monitoring for compliance and facilitating remedies for dispute resolution.

Melanie Purkey
Senior Officer
Federal Programs and Support


  • Child Nutrition Programs
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Programs
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Programs
  • Special Education Programs
  • Student Supports and Well-Being

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