2011 Title I Grants for Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners (LEP/ELLs): School Improvement Section 1003(a)

What is 2011 Title I Grants for Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners (LEP/ELLs): School Improvement Section 1003(a)?

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires that State Education Agencies (SEAs) allocate funds to local education agencies (LEAs) to support Title I districts and schools identified for improvement to meet the progress goals in their Comprehensive Educational Plans, improve student performance and increase opportunities for all students to meet the state’s academic achievement standards.

These funds are targeted to effectively address the needs of Limited English Proficient/English language learners (LEP/ELLs), and can be used to design, support, and implement innovative model programs based on best practices that will assist LEP/ELLs to attain English proficiency, meet State academic and student achievement standards, and ensure equitable access to such programs.

Who are eligible for the 2011 Title I Grants for Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners (LEP/ELLs): School Improvement Section 1003(a)?

Title I districts that did not meet the NCLB Title III Annual Measurable Assessment Objectives (AMAOs) as of 2009-2010 for 2, 3, 4 or 5 years, and Title I districts serving 500 or more LEP/ELLs.

How to apply for the 2011 Title I Grants for Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners (LEP/ELLs): School Improvement Section 1003(a)?

Submit one original and three copies of completed application by mail.

How much funding is available for the 2011 Title I Grants for Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners (LEP/ELLs): School Improvement Section 1003(a)?

Title I Districts that did not meet the NCLB, Title III Annual Measurable Assessment Objectives (AMAOs) as of 2009-2010 for 2, 3, 4 and 5 years, and Title I districts serving 500 or more LEP/ELLs are eligible to receive the following allocations:

  • $30,000 – Districts identified for Title III Improvement with fewer than 500 LEP/ELLs
  • $40,000 – Districts with 500 – 999 LEP/ELLs
  • $50,000 – Districts identified for Title III Improvement with 500-999 LEP/ELLs
  • $65,000 – Districts with 1000 – 2999 LEP/ELLs
  • $75,000 – Districts identified for Title III Improvement with 1000 – 2999 LEP/ELLs
  • $920,000 – Districts with 3000 – 4999 LEP/ELLs
  • $100,000 – Districts identified for Title III Improvement with 3000 – 4999 LEP/ELLs
  • $125,000 – Districts with more than 5000 LEP/ELLs
  • $150,000 – Districts identified for Title III Improvement with over 5000 LEP/ELLs

Where to send applications for the2011 Title I Grants for Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners (LEP/ELLs): School Improvement Section 1003(a)?

Application for the grant must be submitted to:

Grants Management
Room 674 EBA
New York State Education Department
Albany, New York 12234
Attn: 2011 Title I LEP/ELLs Grant Application

For more information on the2011 Title I Grants for Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners (LEP/ELLs): School Improvement Section 1003(a) , contact:

Office of Bilingual Educational and Foreign Language Studies (OBE-FLS) at (518) 474-8775.

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