Guidance: Title III Immigrant ProgramConsolidated Application, Spring Release Guidance for the 2017–18 Title III Immigrant Program.
The funding period for fiscal year (FY) 2017–18 Title III subgrants runs from July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2019.
ObligationsAll obligations must be liquidated no later than 90 calendar days after the funding period end date. For the FY 2017–18 subgrants, all obligations need to be liquidated by December 30, 2019. Any local educational agency (LEA) reporting unexpended funds after this date will be invoiced by the California Department of Education (CDE). 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) Title 2, Section 200.34 U.S. Government Publishing Office’s Electronic Code of Federal Regulations web page .
Direct Administrative Costs
Recommended direct administration expenses for a fiscal year may not exceed 2 percent of such funds for the cost of administering the program.
LE As are authorized to assess approved indirect costs to the portion of the subgrants that is not reserved for direct administrative costs. A list of LE As’ approved indirect cost rates is available on the CDE Indirect Cost Rates web page.
For additional information regarding classification of direct versus indirect costs refer to the CFR Title 2, sections 200.412-200.417 on the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s Electronic CFR web page and the CDE Title III Authorized Costs web page.
Supplement, Not Supplant
Federal funds made available under Title III subgrants shall be used to supplement the level of federal, state, and local public funds that, in the absence of such availability, would have been expended for programs for English learners and immigrant children and youth and in no case to supplant such federal, state, and local public funds.