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English Language Acquisition Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Education , Office Of English Language Acquisition
CFDA #: 84.365

Possible uses and use restrictions...

The Department awards allotments to States on a formula based their numbers of limited English proficient (LEP) children and immigrant children. States must use at least 95 percent of their allotments to award local educational agencies sub- grants to assist limited English proficient students learn English and meet challenging State academic content and student achievement standards and to provide immigrant students enhanced instructional opportunities. States may reserve up to 5 percent of their allotments for administrative costs and technical assistance to sub-grantees. The Department awards allotments to Outlying Areas for activities including developing instructional programs for ELLs by hiring tutors, conducting professional development for paraprofessionals, teachers in training and in-servicing teachers, hiring teachers for "new-comer" programs, purchasing and developing materials to be used in the classroom for ELL instruction, etc. Native American applicants funds are used to increase English proficiency and student academic achievement for (LEP) students and provide high-quality professional development training for teachers and support personnel. Training must improve teacher instruction and assessment capabilities, and enhance their ability to understand and use curricula, assessment measures, and instruction strategies for LEP students. Training must also be based upon scientifically based research and be of sufficient intensity and duration as to have a positive and lasting impact. Funds may also be used for identifying, acquiring, and upgrading curricula, instruction materials, educational software, and assessment procedures. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on 202-708-7770.