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Immigrant Education (Grants/Guidance)

Grant Allotment Minimum

Nebraska has also placed a minimum $5,000 grant in order to qualify for grants under this program in order to qualify for the minimum grant.

Section 3114(d) authorizes special subgrants for districts with a significant increase in the percentage or number of immigrant children and youth enrolled in the district. How do SEAs determine eligibility? The State examines data provided by the LEA to determine whether the LEA has experienced a significant increase, as compared to the average of the two preceding fiscal years, in the percentage or number of immigrant children and youth. States have considerable discretion in implementing this provision. Districts must have experienced a significant increase in the percentage or number of immigrant children and youth. (Nebraska Department of Education defined “significant increase” as at least a 5% growth in the number of immigrant children).

Allocations

Authorized Activities

Under the statutes, the LEA must provide enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth, which may include:

  1. Family literacy, parent and family outreach, and training activities designed to assist parents and families to become active participants in the education of their children;

  2. Recruitment of and support for personnel, including teachings and paraprofessionals who have been specifically trained, or are being trained, to provide services to immigrant children and youth;

  3. Provision of tutorials, mentoring, and academic or career counseling for immigrant children and youth;

  4. Identification, development, and acquisition of curricular materials, educational software, and technologies to be used in the program;

  5. Basic instructional services that are directly attributable to the presence in the school district of immigrant children and youth, including the payment of costs providing additional classroom supplies, costs of transportation, or such other costs as are directly attributable to such additional basic instructional services;

  6. Other instructional services that are designed to assist immigrant children and youth to achieve in elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. such as program as of instruction to the educational system and civics education;

  7. Activities coordinated with community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, private sector entities, or other entities with expertise in working with immigrants, to assist parents and families of immigrant children and youth by offering comprehensive community services.

Important Notice:  Recently Arrived Immigrant Children

SEPTEMBER 2014: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Fact Sheet II: Additional Questions and Answers Enrolling New Immigrants Students (pdf)
This fact sheet supplements the August 2014 publication “Education Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived to the United States” (below)

AUGUST 2014: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Fact Sheet I: Education Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived to the United States (pdf)

Fact sheet on educational services for immigrant children and those recently arrived to the United States. The fact sheet identifies existing resources that may be helpful to communities enrolling immigrant children, including newly arrived immigrant children.