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Guidance: Title III Student Program Subgrants

Consolidated Application, Spring Release Guidance for the 2020–21 Title III English Learner and Immigrant Student Program Subgrants data collection.

Title III English Learner Student Program Subgrant

A local educational agency (LEA) that reported the enrollment of one or more English Learner (EL) students via the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) October 2019 data collection is eligible to apply for the 2020–21 Title III EL student program formula subgrant.

All eligible LEAs that qualify for 2020–21 Title III EL Student Program Subgrant must apply for funding on the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS), by selecting the Yes option for Title III EL on the 2020–21 Application for Funding.

LEAs are eligible to receive EL funding directly if their preliminary entitlement is $10,000 or greater. If the preliminary entitlement is under $10,000, the LEA may still be eligible for the funds by additionally applying as a consortium via the Consortium Online Application.

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 2019) in the CALPADS.

Title III Immigrant Student Program Subgrant

All LEAs that qualify for a 2020–21 Title III Immigrant Student Program Subgrant must apply for funding on the CARS, by selecting the Yes option for Title III Immigrant on the 2020–21 Application for Funding.

To be eligible for a Title III Immigrant subgrant a LEA must have 21 or more eligible immigrant students, and have experienced a significant increase of 1 percent or greater growth in the eligible immigrant student enrollment. Eligibility is not based on the total number of immigrant students. For fiscal year (FY) 2020–21, eligibility is calculated by averaging the previous two years of immigrant student numbers (FYs 2017–18 and 2018–19), and comparing this average to the third year (FY 2019–20). The student count numbers are extracted from the CALPADS as of FY 2019–20. If there has been 1 percent growth, the LEA is considered eligible for FY 2020–21 Immigrant funding. Please note that LEAs add the nonprofit private school Student National Origin Report data to calculate and determine if the district meets the 1 percent growth requirement to qualify for funding.

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. LEAs are not eligible for Immigrant Student Program Subgrants in cases where the:

  • LEA did not report the enrollment of 21 or more immigrant students on Fall Census Day, (the first Wednesday in October 2019) in CALPADS; or
  • Submitted data did not reflect 1 percent growth based on averaging two years (FYs 2017–18 and 2018–19) and comparing it to the third year (FY 2019–20).

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