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Immigrant Consortia Application Letter

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

June 1, 2010


Dear Select County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:




Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title III, Part A, Section 3114 (d) (1), the California Department of Education (CDE) provides formula subgrant awards to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) that enroll one or more immigrant students. Title III Immigrant Student Subgrant Program funds are to be used to provide supplementary programs and services to immigrant students.

Based on the data reported in the spring 2009 Student National Origin Report (SNOR), your LEA is eligible to apply for an estimated Title III Immigrant Student Subgrant in 2010–11. Your LEA is eligible either because (1) the spring 2009 SNOR data demonstrated an overall growth of two percent as compared to the average of the two prior years of SNOR data; or (2) it is still within the three-year cycle of immigrant subgrants because it was eligible for funding in either fiscal year (FY) 2008–09 or FY 2009–10 and the 2009 SNOR data, which was used to estimate funding for FY 2010–11, indicated one or more immigrant students. The estimated per-pupil allocation in 2010–11 is $100.60. Beginning with FY 2010–11, LEAs eligible to apply for a subgrant of less than $5,000 must form a consortium where the subgrant generated by the participating LEAs collectively equals or surpasses $5,000.

lf your LEA wishes to participate in the Title III Immigrant Student Subgrant Program in 2010–11, you must form a consortium, choose a lead, and then complete the online consortium application along with each consortium member on or before June 30, 2010. Existing consortia must also submit an application. For the application and all related information such as eligibility amounts, assurances, the apportionment schedule, or clarification regarding consortium lead responsibilities, please visit the CDE Title III Request for Applications Web page at The online application will require your personal identification number (PIN) and password.

Note: For security purposes, your PIN will arrive in a separate document at or about the same time as this letter.

If you have any questions regarding the Title III Immigrant consortium application process, please contact Erin Koepke, Education Programs Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office, by phone at 916-323-5467 or by e-mail at


Deborah V.H. Sigman, Deputy Superintendent
Curriculum, Learning, and Accountability Branch


cc:   Title III Program Director

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