Program Office: Office of School Support and Technology Programs
The Local Flexibility Demonstration Program (Local-Flex) is a flexibility program that authorizes the Secretary to enter into local flexibility demonstration agreements with a total of up to 80 local educational agencies (LEAs) in States that do not have State-Flex authority. Consistent with the purposes of the program, Local-Flex LEAs may consolidate and use certain Federal funds for any educational purpose authorized under the ESEA. Unlike the LEA performance agreements under State-Flex (which are between SEAs and LEAs), the flexibility agreements under Local-Flex are directly between the Secretary and LEAs.
Local-Flex is not a funding program. Rather, it is a program that allows LEAs to consolidate certain local-level Federal funds they already receive.