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English Learner Professional Development (ELPD)

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

Funding Description

The ELPD component of the Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program (MRPDP) provides funding for professional development for eligible teachers of English learners (EL). The program includes foundational knowledge designed to assist EL pupils to attain a high level of English proficiency, English Language Development instruction to meet the language and academic needs of EL pupils, and reading/language arts and content area instruction to help teachers of EL pupils understand and apply knowledge of linguistic structures to State Board of Education (SBE) adopted instructional materials.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Applicants must be a public school district or county office of education with teachers who: 1) provide direct instruction to pupils in mathematics or reading, or both; 2) meet the credential and assignment requirements of the MRPDP; 3) teach EL pupils; 4) complete the 40-hours initial training before starting the 40 hours ELPD; and 5) complete the 40-hour ELPD training by an SBE approved ELPD training provider.
Other Eligibility Considerations LEA must meet the requirements in Education Code sections 99237(a) and (b), and 99233(a)
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code sections 99230-99242; Budget Item 6110-137-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8590
Total Available $6,000,000
Recipient Amount $1,250 to the LEA for each eligible teacher
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula While all LEAs are eligible to participate, the law requires that first priority for funding be granted to any LEA in which: 1) twenty percent or more of the districts total enrollment are EL pupils; 2) one or more schools are in program improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; or 3) one or more schools have not met their EL subgroup targets. If funding is insufficient to fully fund all first priority claims, then CDE will fund an equal portion of each 2007-08 claim received by November 15, 2008. If funding remains after funding all first priority claims, then CDE will fund all second priority claims received by November 15, 2008. If funding is insufficient to fund all second priority claims, then CDE will pay an equal portion of each second priority claim received by November 15, 2008.

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 15, 2008
Due Date March 1, 2010
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application 2007-08 Request for Application []
Background Math and Reading Professional Development Intro []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Applications and Requests for Reimbursement may be submitted on a continuous basis for ELPD training completed in 2007-08, through March 1, 2010; however to preserve first priority status for funding, if applicable, claims must be received by the CDE no later than November 15, 2008.


Program Carrie Roberts, 916-323-4630,
Fiscal Pat Boncella, 916-323-4965,
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-323-6330 (phone), 916-323-2806 (fax)
Last Modified: April 22, 2010

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