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Refugee School Impact Grant

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

Funding Description

The Refugee School Impact Grant was awarded to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funds are made available to the California Departmnet of Education through an interagency agreement with the CDSS. The grant is designed to help refugee students perform at grade level and was available to local educational agencies (LEAs) within specific counties. Through the subgrants, LEAs provide intensive and innovative educational programs designed to help refugee children improve their English fluency and make progress toward grade-level proficiency. Such programs may include English as a second language instruction; after-school tutorials, activities, and clubs; cognitive enrichment programs; parental outreach programs; and interpreter services. The subgrants may be used for teacher salaries and bilingual and bicultural counselors.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Not applicable
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Interagency contract with the California Department of Social Services
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4216 / 8290
Total Available $1,649,000
Recipient Amount 164900
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available July 10, 2008
Due Date August 8, 2008
Expected Notification Date November 2, 2008

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Refugee Students Assistance Program Introduction []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Lilia Sanchez, 916-319-0265,
Fiscal James Shields, 916-319-0267,
Division Language Learner & Support Division, 916-319-0845 (phone), 916-319-0138 (fax)
Last Modified: May 6, 2009

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