Any local educational agency (LEA) that generates a formula subgrant
of less than $5,000 in any school year must apply for and participate
in the Title III Immigrant Education Program as a member of a
Features of consortia include, but are not limited to, the following:
- One of the LEA members of a consortium must agree to serve as the lead LEA of the consortium. The lead LEA shall be the sole grantee and shall administer the subgrant on behalf of all consortium member LEAs.
- The lead LEA, in conjunction with each member LEA, shall develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (Sample) (DOC), which, at a minimum, includes a description of the activities and timelines for the provision of Title III services to the eligible immigrant students enrolled in the lead and member LEAs.
- The lead LEA must reimburse member LEAs or otherwise cover the costs of the services contained in the MOU. It is expected that the amount of contribution to each LEA shall be proportional to the number of eligible immigrant students reported.
- Each member of the consortium must develop its own LEA Plan and shall be responsible for all of the accountability provisions associated with Title III.