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Guidance: Title III Student Program Subgrants

Consolidated Application, Spring Release Guidance for the 2018–19 Title III Student Program Subgrants.

Title III English Learner Student Program Subgrant

All local educational agencies (LEAs) that qualify for a direct-funded English Learner (EL) Student Program Subgrant under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title III are asked to accept or decline their funding for the 2018–19 school year. A direct-funded subgrant is defined as a subgrant of $10,000 or more.

To determine the estimated amount of your LEA's subgrant for EL students, please visit the California Department of Education (CDE) Title III, English Learner and Immigrant Programs web page.

The LEA is not eligible for the subgrant, in cases where the LEA did not report the enrollment of one or more EL students on Fall Census Day, the first Wednesday in October 2017 in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).

Pursuant to the ESEA, Section 3114(b), LEAs whose subgrant is less than $10,000 must apply for Title III funds as a part of a consortium. Consortia applications are not transacted through the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS). For more information on consortia applications, please visit the CDE Request for Applications Title III, Part A Language Instruction for EL web page.

Title III Immigrant Student Program Subgrant

All LEAs that qualify for a direct-funded Immigrant Student Program Subgrant under the ESEA, Title III are asked to accept or decline their funding for the 2018–19 school year.

To determine eligibility and the estimated amount of your LEA's Title III subgrant for immigrant students, please visit the CDE Title III, English Learner and Immigrant Programs web page.

An LEA must have 21 or more eligible immigrant students, and have experienced a significant increase of 2 percent or greater growth in the eligible immigrant student enrollment, to be eligible. Eligibility is not based on the total number of immigrant students. For fiscal year (FY) 2018–19, eligibility is calculated by averaging the previous two years of immigrant student numbers (FYs 2015–16 and 2016–17), and comparing this average to the third year (FY 2017–18). The student count numbers are extracted from the CALPADS as of FY 2017–18. If there has been 2 percent growth, the LEA is considered newly "eligible", beginning with FY 2018–19.

Note that once an LEA establishes eligibility, the LEA will receive funding for three consecutive years, provided the LEA applies for funding and has one or more immigrant students, even if it does not reestablish its eligibility within those three years. LEAs are not eligible for LEA Immigrant Student Program Subgrants in cases where the:
  • LEA did not report the enrollment of one or more immigrant students on Fall Census Day, the first Wednesday in October, in CALPADS; or
  • Submitted data did not reflect 2 percent growth based on averaging two years (FYs 2015–16 and 2016–17) and comparing it to the third year (FY 2017–18).

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