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:
- 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.;
- Expanding or enhancing existing language instruction educational programs and academic content instruction programs;
- 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;
- 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.
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: Required activities under this grant include providing high-quality language educational, instructional programs that are scientifically based researched to increase English proficient and student academic achievement in the core curriculum.
- Upgrading program objectives and effective instruction strategies.
- Identifying, acquiring, and upgrading curricula, instructional materials, educational software, and assessment procedures.
- Provide tutorials and academic or vocational education.
- Develop and implement language instruction educational programs that are coodinated with other relevant programs and services.
- Improve English proficiency and academic achievement of LEP students.
- Provide community participation programs, family literacy services and parent outreach/training activities to LEP children and their families.
- Improve the instruction of LEP children by providing for:
- The acquisition or development of educational technology or instuctional materials.
- Access to, and participation in electronic networks for materials and training.