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Dual Language Immersion Grant (DLIG)

Information regarding the DLIG for expanding and establishing dual language immersion (DLI) programs.

The purpose of this grant is to expand or establish new DLI programs that provide integrated language learning and academic instruction for native speakers of English, and native speakers of another language.

DLIG goals:

  • High academic achievement
  • First and second language proficiency
  • Cross-cultural understanding

Assembly Bill 130, Chapter 44, Section 158, Statues of 2021, provides funding over a period of three fiscal years, for the DLIG program to assist eligible entities to expand current or establish new DLI programs. Expansion includes adding grades or classes. Revitalizing an existing program is not and was not in the definitions of expanding or establishing a new program. Other language acquisition programs such as one-way bilingual, developmental bilingual, transitional, or other programs were not eligible for this grant.

DLIG funds shall be used for activities that directly support the development of DLI programs through the following allowable activities:

  • Purchase of instructional materials and resources
  • Development and implementation of professional learning for teachers and school administrators
  • Teacher recruitment
  • Development of curriculum and instructional materials
  • Family and student outreach

List of recipients of the DLIG
List of the recipients of the DLIG to expand or establish dual language immersion programs.

Request for Applications Fiscal Year 2021-2022
DLIG Description and administration of grant funding

DLIG Frequently Asked Questions
DLIG Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on multilingual education and programs, please visit the CDE Multilingual Education web page.

Questions:   Multilingual Support Division |
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 28, 2023
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