• Grants
  • High Ability Learner
  • Title I-A Supports
  • Title II-A Consortium
  • Title III Consortium
  • Title IV Consortium


Grant funding brings a combination of strategies and money to introduce or complement enhancement to teaching skills, technological innovations in the classroom, and create a progressive learning environment. ESU 10 is currently managing the following grants:

  • Perkins Career and Technical Education Consortium
  • High Ability Learner
  • Title I-A Supports
  • Title II-A Consortium
  • Tittle III Consortium

High Ability Learner


In recognition that all children have special needs, ESU 10 offers High Ability Learner consultation to help create awareness and to develop teaching strategies that enable high ability learners to reach their potential.

Program Goals

  • To promote and provide information and resources to parents, educators, and the community about specific needs and educational experiences necessary and appropriate for the high ability learner.
  • To promote continuous improvement of quality education for all children by development of differentiated curriculum.
  • To promote experiences and opportunities for the high ability student.
  • To assist local school districts in complying with Rule 3 guidelines and procedures.

Services Offered

Services related to the high ability learner are available, upon request, to ESU10 school districts.

  • MATERIALS - Materials related to high ability learners are available for checkout through the ESU10 media library.
  • CONSULTATION - Consultative services are available, upon request, to local school boards, committees, administrators, or teachers on issues related to high ability learners and/or needs of high ability students.
  • IN-SERVICE/WORKSHOPS - Either awareness or strategy training is available to requesting schools. Some workshop topic would be particularly suitable for districts who are in the beginning stages of implementing a program. Other topics are designed to be a support to those school districts that have already developed programs.
  • STUDENT ACTIVITIES - Activities centered around the students such as Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad and STEMfest are offered each year.
  • STATE CONFERENCE - Members of the ESU 10 HAL consortium can be selected to have their registration paid for to the Nebraska Associated for the Gifted Conference in February.


The High Ability Learner (HAL) Consortium consists of schools who have pooled their high ability learner funds to better serve the needs of their high-ability students. These schools may receive no charge or discounted charge for services offered including consultations, assistance, in-services, and workshops dealing with HAL identification, curriculum, and instruction.

For further assistance regarding your HAL students or if your school district would like to join the HAL Consortium contact Dianah Steinbrink.



Academic Competitions

Books, Videos, Kits
The following materials may be checked out by contacting Dianah Steinbrink.

HAL Materials

Title I-A Supports

Educational Service Unit 10 serves as the fiscal agent for the cooperative and consultant for program application for 17 ESU 10 districts.

Services provided to the cooperative members include, but are not limited to:

  • preparation and submittal of the ESSA Consolidated Grant application to the Nebraska Department of Education
  • the bookkeeping, disbursal and reimbursement of allocated funds
  • the monitoring and collection of descriptions of allowable expenses and the monitoring, collection, and submittal of NDE forms
  • staff development for teachers and paraprofessionals
  • consultation with administration and district programs
  • other services as needed or directed by the Nebraska Department of Education

Title II-A Consortium

Title II-A is one of the components of the federal grant, Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA. Its purpose is to develop and sustain high quality teachers and principals.

Title II-A supports a variety of workshops at ESU 10 and at school sites in the following categories:

  • Assessment
  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum
  • Instruction
  • Leadership
  • Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

All schools are eligible to apply for Title II-A grant funding via an application process from the Nebraska Department of Education. Some ESU 10 districts have chosen to consort their funds for Title II-A, and teachers/administrators from member districts who attend these trainings/sessions are eligible for substitute reimbursement of $125 per day or non-contracted services pay of $125 per day. All ESU 10 districts may attend Title II-A supported sessions, but non-consortium schools may need to pay for registration costs, and participants will not be reimbursed for substitutes or for non-contracted services pay from ESU 10.

Contact Denise O'Brien for more information or eligibility status regarding any session supported by the ESU 10 Title II-A Grant.

Title III Consortium

Title III is a federal grant that is intended to assist schools in meeting the needs of English Learners (ELs) through high-quality language instruction educational programs (LIEP) that increase both English proficiency and academic achievement in core subject areas.

Benefits include:

  • On-site technical assistance, including program consultation
  • On-site training for administrators, teachers, and staff
  • Regionally-based training and support for ELL teachers
  • Paid registration for all consortium-sponsored training
  • Contracted services pay for summer training
  • Library of supplemental curriculum materials and resources

If you have questions, would like additional information, or want to schedule a program consultation, please contact Title III Consortium Coordinator Theresa Ritta-Olson.

Other Resources

Title IV Consortium