Dear Select Charter School Administrators:
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title III, Part A, the California Department of Education (CDE) provides formula subgrant awards to local educational agencies (LEAs) that enroll one or more English learner (EL) students. Title III funds are to be used to provide supplementary programs and services to EL students.
Based on the data reported in the 2012–13 Pupil Estimates for New or Significantly Expanding Charters report, your LEA has been scheduled for an estimated Title III Limited English Proficient (LEP) Student Subgrant in 2012–13. The per-pupil allocation in 2012–13 is $105.69. Pursuant to the ESEA, Section 3114(b), a state educational agency shall not award a Title III LEP Student Subgrant in an amount that is less than $10,000. LEAs scheduled to receive a subgrant of less than $10,000 must form a consortium where the subgrant generated by the participating LEAs collectively equals or surpasses $10,000.
If your LEA wishes to participate in the Title III LEP Student Subgrant Program in 2012–13, you must form a consortium, choose a lead, and then complete the online consortium application along with each consortium member on or before January 25, 2013.
For the application and all related information such as eligibility amounts, assurances, or clarification regarding consortium lead responsibilities, please visit the CDE Title III Request for Applications Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r28/lep12rfa.asp. The online application will require your personal identification number (PIN) and Password.
Mailed in a separate letter dated December 31, 2012
Title III grantee entitlements, apportionments, and schedules will be posted on the CDE No Child Left Behind Title III, Immigrant and LEP Programs Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/nclbtitleIII.asp.
If you have any questions regarding the Title III LEP consortium application process, please contact Patty Stevens, Associate Governmental Programs Analyst, Language Policy and Leadership Office, by phone at 916-323-5838 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lupita Cortez Alcalá, Deputy Superintendent
Instruction and Learning Support Branch
cc: English Learner Program Contact