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Title III LEP Student Program Overview

Information and resources from the California Department of Education about the Title III LEP Student Program.

The purpose of the Title III LEP Student Program is to ensure that all limited-English proficient (LEP) students, referred to as English learners in California, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging state academic standards as all other students.

To support this goal, the United States Department of Education allocates Title III funds to state educational agencies, such as the California Department of Education, to provide subgrants to eligible local educational agencies based on the number of LEP students enrolled.

All school districts, county offices of education, direct-funded charter schools, juvenile/hall court schools, and California Department of Youth Authority institutions that report the enrollment of one or more LEP students on the R30-Language Census are eligible to participate in the Title III LEP Program.

Funds must be used for the following supplementary services as part of the language instruction program for LEP students:

In addition, Title III LEP student program funds may be used for:

Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | 916-319-0845
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