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Ltr8-08: Title III, LEP

Letter Head: Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

November 23, 2010

Dear San Diego County Superintendent of Schools:

NOTICE OF THE EIGHTH APPORTIONMENT FOR TITLE III,
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT, AND
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT OF 2001
FISCAL YEAR 2008-09

This apportionment, in the amount of $6,821, is made from federal funds provided to the state under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001
(PL 107-110), in support of grants awarded to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) for the provision of supplementary programs and services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. The entitlement for each LEA is equal to the number of LEP students reported on the March 2007 R-30 Language Census Report, multiplied by a rate of $95. This apportionment provides a final payment to the Mae L. Feaster Charter School as a result of its having met the cash management threshold.

Direct-funded charter schools must apply individually for this program. The amount of funding for a direct-funded charter school is identified separate from the district or county amount. All other charter schools must apply through their authorizing agency; associated funding for these charter schools is included in the district or county amount.

The United States Department of Education (ED) grant award number for this funding is T365A080005. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance subprogram number is 84.365A (English Language Acquisition Grants). This grant award is subject to the provisions of Title III, Part A, of the ESEA, as applicable, and the General Education Provisions Act. This grant is also subject to Part 299 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the federal Education Department General Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR parts 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.

The funding is appropriated in Schedule (3) of Item 6110-125-0890 of the Budget Act of 2008 (Chapters 268 and 269, Statutes of 2008). The California sub-allocation (pass-through) number is Program Cost Account (PCA) 14346.

Under the federal Tydings Amendment, Section 421(B) of the General Education Provisions Act, 20 U.S.C. 1225(b), any funds that are not obligated at the end of the federal funding period, July 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009, shall remain available for obligation for an additional period of 12 months, to September 30, 2010. Pursuant to federal Education Department General Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR Part 80, Section 80.23 (Authority 20 U.S.C. 3474; OMB Circular A-102), LEAs have until December 29, 2010, to use the apportioned funds to liquidate any program encumbrance or obligation incurred during the grant’s period of availability from July 1, 2008, through September 30, 2010.

Title 34 of CFR, Section 80.21(i), also requires that any interest earned by LEAs on federal dollars be returned to the ED at least quarterly. LEAs may keep interest amounts up to $100 per year for administrative expenses. LEAs should forward interest payments for remittance to the ED to:

California Department of Education
Cashier’s Office
P.O. Box 515006
Sacramento, CA 95851

To ensure proper posting of payments, please include the program’s PCA number (PCA 14346) and identify the payment as “Federal Interest Returned.”

Beginning in fiscal year 2010-11, letters of apportionment from the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) School Fiscal Services Division are no longer being mailed to the county superintendents of schools. Instead, county superintendents will be notified of each apportionment by e-mail. Accordingly, the CDE has sent an e-mail to the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools, addressed to the county’s CDEfisc e-mail address, to inform him or her of this apportionment. The e-mail contained a link to the CDE Categorical Programs Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/ where, under the program name, the letter and schedule for this apportionment are posted. The CDE requested that the
e-mail be forwarded to the charter school.

A warrant will be mailed to the San Diego county treasurer approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 4203, NCLB: Title III, LEP Student Program, and Revenue Object Code 8290, All Other Federal Revenue.

If you have questions regarding the program or the amount of your apportionment, please contact Patty Stevens, Fiscal Analyst, Language Policy and Leadership Office, by phone at 916-323-5838 or by e-mail at pstevens@cde.ca.gov. If you have questions regarding the payment process, please contact Karen Almquist, Assistant Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Office, by phone at 916-327-4406 or by e-mail at kalmquis@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

 

Susan Lange, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch

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