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Title III English Learner Authorized Use Examples

A list of examples of authorized uses for Title III funds.

Note: Title III English Learner (EL) funds should be used to improve the education of English learners by assisting children to learn English and meet the challenging State academic standards, as described in 20 United States Code (U.S.C.) 6825(a) of federal statute.

  • Staff working with English learners
    • Additional teacher (not core, may be uniquely assigned to English learners)
    • Paraprofessional
    • Supplemental staff salary, etc.
  • Professional Development
    • For English language development/bilingual and/or mainstream staff who work with English learners that is:
      • Designed to improve the language acquisition and instruction/assessment of English learners
      • Designed to enhance the ability of teachers to understand and use curricula, assessment measures, and instructional strategies
      • Based on scientific research in increasing students' English proficiency; and
      • Of sufficient intensity and duration to have a positive and lasting impact on the teacher's performance in the classroom
  • Curriculum Upgrade
    • For extended day or summer language assistance programs for English learners
  • Dual Enrollment
    • Offering early college high school or dual or concurrent enrollment programs or courses designed to help English learners achieve success in postsecondary education
  • Social-Emotional
    • Securing the services of a counselor who works with English learners traumatized by events unique to the EL and immigrant populations, such as deportation and migration
  • Tutorials for English learners
  • Extended Day or Summer Programs for EL students beyond Title I or other summer school time
  • Community/Family/Parent Programs for Title III parents/families beyond core offering (not translated versions of what is already offered to English Only parents)
    • Community participation programs
    • Family literacy services/parent outreach
    • Training activities
  • Materials/Supplies/Technology for English learners
    • Supplemental curricular materials
    • Classroom supplies not provided as core
    • Educational software for Title III purposes, not provided with other funds
  • Translation Services
    • Title III specific translation and interpretation activities (not required Title III document translation)

In addition to the activities above, which are cited in Federal statute, the Department of Education has also provided COVID-19 Flexibility to repurpose federally purchased equipment and supplies:

Temporarily, grantees and subgrantees may repurpose federally purchased equipment and supplies that are not currently in use to carry out a Department grant program to meet the general education needs of students, including students with disabilities and English learners, and the instructional needs of teachers, related services providers, and other educational personnel during the national emergency caused by COVID-19. Please see the Fact Sheet for Repurposing Federal Equipment and Supplies to Combat COVID-19 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) for further information.

The CDE has also provided examples of authorized and unauthorized uses of Title III funds on the Title III Authorized Use Scenarios web page.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, February 24, 2023
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