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Title III Immigrant Expenditure Reports

Expenditure reporting information for the Title III Immigrant Student Subgrant Program.

Direct funded, local educational agencies (LEAs) that received Title III, Part A, Immigrant Education Student Subgrant funds must submit an End of Year (EOY) expenditure report. This report must reflect the total or year-to-date expenditures, not just those made since the previous reporting period. Authorized expenditures must be of a supplemental nature and authorized under Title III requirements. Please see the U.S. Department of Education Web page titled Supplement Not Supplant Provision of Title III of the ESEA External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).

All obligations must be liquidated no later than 90 days after the funding period ends. For the FY 2015–16 subgrant, all obligations need to be liquidated by December 30, 2017. According to the California State Accounting Manual, "Legal obligations are commitments made by an LEA to purchase goods or services immediately or in a future period." To determine whether a financial commitment should be reported as an obligation, please refer to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Web Page External link opens in new window or tab..

Obligations: Use the 20 U.S.C. § 6825, (d) as a guide to determine authorized Title III Immigrant Student Program expenditures.

Direct Administrative Costs: LEAs are authorized to assess administration direct administration costs that are necessary and reasonable (2 CFR § 200, Subpart E). The California Department of Education (CDE) recommends that the direct administrative costs not to exceed two percent of the subgrant.

Indirect Costs: LEAs are also authorized to assess indirect costs of up to the approved indirect cost rate. A list of LEAs’ approved indirect cost rates is available on the CDE Indirect Cost Rates Web page.

Consolidated Application and Reporting System

The Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) is a data collection system to apply for Categorical Program Funding and to report on the use of those funds. Information, instructions, and data collection release schedule are available on the CDE CARS Web page. Program Guidance is available on the CDE Consolidated Application Program Guidance Web page.

LEAs must report on CARS the Title III, Part A, Immigrant Program End of Year Expenditure Report (27 months) after the end of the grant period.

Questions:   Patty Stevens | pstevens@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-5838
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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