USED & White House
Title II Uses of Funds State Survey Update

Dear State Title II, Part A Directors,


As most of you know, the U.S. Department of Education conducts annual surveys of both SEAs and LEAs to determine how they use Title II, Part A funds; the surveys fulfill the Title II, Part A reporting requirements in section 2104 of the ESEA. These data collections are subject to periodic renewal, which provides the Department with an opportunity to revise and update our data collection instruments. This year, the Department is renewing the data collection on the use of State-level Title II, Part A funds (we anticipate doing a similar review and update of the LEA survey next year). 


The revision of the SEA survey that the Department if proposing is fairly substantial. Based on feedback we have received from States over the past few years, we have tried make the survey clearer and less burdensome for SEA staff to complete. The information collection for the proposed revision to the SEA survey is now available for public review and comment at We would very much appreciate your review of the proposed information collection and any comments you may have about it. The comment period for this notice closes on February 8, 2021.


We appreciate your assistance in helping us improve our survey instrument. Thank you in advance for your help.




Patrick Rooney

Director, School Support and Accountability

About the Author

Patrick Rooney is the Director of two offices--Evidence-Based Practices Assessment and Accountability and School Support and Accountability within ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Before this recent appointment, Mr. Rooney was the Deputy Director of the Office of State Support.  Prior to joining the Office of State Support, Mr. Rooney worked in the Implementation and Support Unit, where he helped lead the work of the Reform Support Network, providing technical assistance to states implementing comprehensive Race to the Top reforms, and the Race to the Top Assessment program, which provided grants to groups of states to develop new assessments aligned to state’s college- and career-ready standards. Mr. Rooney also worked in the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education, where he was a senior policy advisor and worked on a wide variety of K-12 issues in the District of Columbia.