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Bilingual Teacher Training Program

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated. Funding for this program is now unrestricted pursuant to SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009), enacted in February 2009. For additional information, please refer to the Action on 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts Web page.

Bilingual Teacher Training Program (BTTP) funds support schools and districts in preparing teachers, kindergarten through grade twelve, for California Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorization to provide instructional services to English learners. The training prepares teachers in the appropriate methodologies to facilitate English learners' acquisition of English and academic development.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Only the 14 currently funded county offices of education that serve as regional training centers are eligible to apply. These regional training centers must reapply for BTTP funds on an annual basis.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable.
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable.


Legal Authority Education Code sections 52180-52186, Budget Item 6110-193-0001
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7275 / 8590
Total Available $1,809,000
Recipient Amount Based on number of participants
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula Grants are awarded through an application process to 14 centers that provide specialized training to teachers who are assigned to English learners. The funding formula is based on prior-year data for each center and evaluative criteria demonstrating the center's ability to provide appropriate training services.

Important Dates

Date Application Available July 14, 2008
Due Date August 15, 2008
Expected Notification Date December 12, 2008

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Bilingual Teacher Training []
Funding ResultsRes-08: BTTP []
Other Unavailable


Program Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Fiscal Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-327-0538 (phone), 916-327-4873 (fax)
Last Modified: October 7, 2013
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