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Interpreter Certification

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

This project will provide professional development opportunities for currently working interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing students, to enable them to meet the California State Board of Education approved certification standard by 2007.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Local educational agencies who currently employ one or more educational interpreter may apply.
Other Eligibility Considerations Interpreters must have been pre-assessed using a Department-approved interpreter skills assessment and have a qualifying score.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority CFR 34 Section 300.23
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2004-05
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3341 / 8182
Total Available $250,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Recipient amounts will vary based on applications submitted. The number of anticipated funded recipients cannot be determined at this time. In the 2003-04 fiscal year, grant awards averaged apporximately $1,000 per interpreter.

Important Dates

Date Application Available November 2, 2004
Due Date January 14, 2005
Expected Notification Date January 28, 2005

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Deaf and Hard of Hearing  []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Applications will be reviewed by a selection team comprised of California Department of Education employees and field representatives. Applications that meet eligibility criteria will be prioritized according to criteria specified in the request for applications.


Program Nancy Grosz Sager, 916-327-3868,
Fiscal Nancy Grosz Sager, 916-327-3868,
Division State Special Schools and Services Division, 916-327-3850 (phone), 916-445-4550 (fax)
Last Modified: September 28, 2005
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