Office of the Assistant Deputy Secretary
OELA currently consists of the Office of the Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director, the Special Initiatives Division, and the Title III Discretionary Grants Division. The State Title III Formula Grants Division is under the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and collaborates closely with OELA to ensure continuous communication and to maximize internal expertise.
Discretionary Grants Division
The Discretionary Grants Division is responsible for the administration of the National Professional Development Program, and the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program. In addition, the Division supports the National Security Language Initiative for improving foreign language teaching and learning of critical languages through elementary and secondary foreign language programs in States and local educational agencies. In performing its responsibilities the Division reviews and recommends approval of discretionary grant applications, provides technical assistance to discretionary grant applicants and grantees, and monitors grantee performance.
The Department's Organizational Directory provides contact information for other departmental employees.