The NCDPI provided significant levels of support to local education agencies and charter schools using Race to the Top (RttT) funds to increase academic achievement and teacher and leader effectiveness. During Years 3 and 4, SECC assisted the SEA in examining regional intermediate structures and alternative approaches for allocating services and support. In addition, the SEA collaborated with the Building State Capacity and Productivity (BSCP) Center to examine the structure, roles and responsibilities of its Communications Division to better support state key initiatives. During Year 5, SECC will continue to collaborate with NCDPI to complete the examination of its communication processes and the development of a comprehensive communications plan. The SECC also will assist NCDPI with ESSA stakeholder engagement and exploring options for regional support.