22-23 CACE Meeting Dates

In-Person at Blue Hills Regional Technical School, 800 Randolph St., Canton

and Virtually via Zoom 

September 30, 2022 – Conference Planning Committee and General Membership Meeting

October 28, 2022 – Conference Planning Committee & General Membership Meeting with guest speaker

December 2, 2022 – The Annual CACE Leadership Conference in Chatham, MA

January 27, 2023Executive Board Meeting 

March 3, 2023 –  Conference Planning Committee Meeting

March 31, 2023 – General Membership Meeting (Topics: Private School participation, Program Evaluation, and Needs Assessment)

April 12 and 13, 2023 – Spring Conference at SeaCrest, Falmouth, MA

April 28, 2023 Executive Board Meeting

May 26, 2023 – General Membership Meeting (Topics: Family Engagement, and End of Year Reports)

2022 CACE Leadership Conference Registration is OPEN!

Good afternoon

It is with great excitement that we open registration for our 2022 Annual CACE Leadership Conference! Please note that we are continuing to use an exclusively online registration form. The link can be found here: https://cace.swoogo.com/cace2022

When you register, please be sure to fill out the form carefully. The final page will confirm your information and give you the option to view your invoice. Please click on “receipt/invoice” which will allow you to print and/or email this invoice. We recommend sending this immediately to your business office so that they have access to the invoice directly. Please note – Purchase Orders, Payments, and Personal Checks may be remitted to: Council of Administrators of Compensatory Education, PO Box 4110034, Cambridge, MA, 02141.

**We will continue to cap registrations to four (4) per district. This is to allow the maximum number of districts possible to be represented at the conference. If there is room, we will open up the conference to additional district attendees.**

Hotel reservations are not included in your registration. To make a reservation, please contact the Chatham Bars Inn and mention “CACE Conference” when booking a room. Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $155/night. Only registered attendees will be able to make reservations under the group rate. 

Please register early as we anticipate a full conference once again this year! We look forward to seeing many of you in December!

Corinne Brems & Jen O’Neill
2022 Conference Co-Chairs

FY23 Grant Updates…

FY23 ESSA Grant Application Overview (60 minutes) – for experienced applicants
This webinar will provide experienced applicants an overview of the FY23 ESSA consolidated grant application for Titles I, II, III, and IV (fund codes 305, 140, 180, and 309). A walk-through of the application process will cover workbook highlights and reminders, minor changes to the previous year’s application, submission instructions, and where to find related resources.

Tuesday, July 19, 2 – 3pm

Thursday, August 11, 10 – 11am

FY23 ESSA Grant Application Training (90 minutes) – for those who are new to completing the applications
This webinar will provide applicants a beginner’s training for the FY23 ESSA consolidated grant application for Titles I, II, III, and IV (fund codes 305, 140, 180, and 309). A walk-through of the application process will cover each application workbook form, in-depth discussion of particular sections, submission instructions, and where to find related resources.

Thursday, July 21, 10 – 11:30am:

Monday, August 8, 2 – 3:30pm:

Updates from DESE…

Private school consultation for FY23 ESSA grants

This is a reminder that school districts should reach out to private schools within and/or outside their district depending on the title program (Title I within/outside district and Titles II, III, IV within district only) to offer participation in FY23 ESSA grant programs. The consultation period should go from May 1 to June 30, or longer if necessary. Districts and private schools should work out the details of planned/proposed equitable services during the consultation period and sign off on the Consolidated Affirmation of Consultation that must be submitted as an attachment with grant submission. The Consolidated Affirmation of Consultation also includes a notes section to record details agreed on in consultation. The Equitable Services webpage of our federal grants website has guidance and sample documents.

Title I carry-over limit

Please keep in mind that Title I (Fund Code 305) regulations limit the amount of funding a district is allowed to carry over from Year 1 to Year 2 of the grant to 15%. Districts have until September 30, 2022 (which is the end of the federal fiscal year) to obligate at least 85% of their FY22 Title I funds. The remaining 15% may be carried over into Year 2 of the grant. If the district has not exceeded the carryover limit in the past three years, then a waiver may be requested to allow for more than 15% of the district’s allocation to be available in the next fiscal year. The Federal Grants Office will reach out to districts that may be at risk of exceeding the carryover limit for FY22 and provide further guidance.

Who is CACE?

CACE* is the Massachusetts organization of local Title I administrators. The CACE organization works with its members to obtain and share information about federal and state regulations. CACE also provides members with a forum to address common concerns. 

The primary objectives of CACE are to represent the interests and needs of Title I administrators at the state and federal levels, and to assist full and part-time Title I administrators with the issues they confront in implementing their Title I programs. 

*CACE is an acronym that stands for the Council of Administrators of Compensatory Education. However, in practice, we are known as “CACE” an organization that provides Title I information, resources, advocacy, and networking to Massachusetts public school administrators of Title I programs.