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 State Ombudsman

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Equitable Services Requirements Under Titles I and VIII
ESSA Requirement: The Ombudsman 

To help ensure equitable services and other benefits for eligible private school children, teachers and other educational personnel, and families, an SEA must designate an ombudsman to monitor and enforce ESEA equitable services requirements under both Title I and Title VIII. (ESEA sections 1117(a)(3)(B) and 8501(a)(3)(B).)

Want to Learn More? 

Click here for the Roles and Responsibilities of the Ombudsman

Equitable Services Requirements Under the CARES Act

USDE Resources

GaDOE CARES Act: ESSER Private School Proportionate Share Calculations


​GaDOE Resources Specific to Equitable Services

Click HERE ​for the GaDOE Equitable Services Handbook

USDE Resources Specific to Equitable Services

USDE Non-Regulatory Guidance Specific to Equitable Services

USDE Non-Regulatory Guidance - Program Specific
USDE Non-Regulatory Guidance - Overarching
USDE Guidance Ombudsman Quarterly Update
Code of Federal Regulations
USDE Technical Assistance

Training Resources for LEAs

FY20 Consultation PPT for LEAs 


 Contact Information

Carly Covic​ Ambler
Federal Programs Senior Manager
Consolidation of Funds 
& Equitable Services
State Ombudsman

General Equitable Services Inquiries 

Equitable Services Listserv

To join the Federal Programs Equitable Services Listserv, please send a blank email to

 Allocations & Proportionate Share

 Equitable Services Trainings

August 12, 2020 IA Pooling

August 20, 2020 FY21 Updates

May 11, 2020 Updates

September 24, 2019 Updates

May 16, 2019 Updates

 Special Needs Scholarship

Contact Iesha Parks
Program Manager