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Limited English

Purpose of Limited English
Grants
Allocations for 2013-2-14 (December 2013) Excel file
Guidance

What are the purposes of Title III subgrants to LEAs?

Title III subgrants support the efforts of LEAs to assist limited English proficient students to learn English and meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. LEAs must use Title III subgrants to carry out activities that use approaches and methodologies that are based on scientifically based research on teaching limited English proficient children and immigrant children for the following purposes:

  1. Developing and implementing new language instruction educational programs and academic content instructional programs for limited English proficient students in early childhood, elementary and secondary programs.;
  2. Expanding or enhancing existing language instruction educational programs and academic content instruction programs;
  3. Implementing School wide programs within individuals schools to restructure, reform, and upgrade all programs, activities, and operations related to language instruction educational programs and academic content instructing for limited English proficient students;
  4. Implementing in local educational agency system-wide programs designed to restructure, reform and upgrade all programs, activities and operations related to the education of limited English proficient students.

Limited English Grants

Minimum Qualifications: Districts must have enough LEP students to qualify for a minimum $10,000 grant or form a consortium with other districts to reach the minimum grant allotment.

Required activities under this grant:

  • Providing high-quality language instruction educational programs that are based on scientifically based research to increase
    • English proficiency
    • Student academic achievement in the core curriculum
  • Providing high quality professional development to classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and other community-based organizational personnel
    • Designed to improve the instruction and assessment of LEP children
    • Designed to enhance the teachers’ ability to understand and use curricula, assessment measures, and instructional strategies
    • Based on scientifically based research demonstrating effectiveness in increasing children’s English language proficiency or the subject matter knowledge, teaching knowledge and skills of teachers
    • Of sufficient intensity and duration to have a positive and lasting impact on teachers’ performance

Authorized Activities

  1. Upgrading program objectives and effective instruction strategies.
  2. Identifying, acquiring, and upgrading curricula, instructional materials, educational software, and assessment procedures.
  3. Provide tutorials and academic or vocational education.
  4. Develop and implement language instruction educational programs that are coodinated with other relevant programs and services.
  5. Improve English proficiency and academic achievement of LEP students.
  6. Provide community participation programs, family literacy services and parent outreach/training activities to LEP children and their families.
  7. Improve the instruction of LEP children by providing for:
    1. The acquisition or development of educational technology or instuctional materials.
    2. Access to, and participation in electronic networks for materials and training.