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


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Purpose of Funding:

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.

Eligible Applicants and Allocations:

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. See chart in application.

Grant Period:

January 24, 2011 to August 31, 2011

Due Date:

Postmarked by January 21, 2011. Submit one original and three (3) copies of completed application to:

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

Questions:

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Office of Bilingual Educational and Foreign Language Studies (OBE-FLS) at (518) 474-8775.

Date Posted

December 28, 2010

Purpose of Grant

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.

Eligibility

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

Funding

These funds must be targeted to effectively address the needs of limited English proficient/English language learners (LEP/ELLs). Funds should 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 insure equitable access to such programs.

Only Title I districts are eligible for an allocation (see the list of districts and their allocations). LEAs must submit the enclosed application in order to receive funds. Funds must be obligated by August 31, 2011. Funds may not be used to purchase furniture.

The funds must support goals for LEP/ELL improvement outlined in the District's Comprehensive Educational Plan (DCEP), or Title III AMAO Improvement Plan, if applicable.

The following provides examples of some of the ways these funds can be used:

  • Implement high-quality subject matter instruction and support in students’ native languages;
  • Develop innovative assessment strategies that can be used for students who are learning in more than one language to encourage development in both languages;
  • Provide a support system for middle and high school LEP/ELLs students to address the issue of high dropout rate;
  • Identify and develop appropriate curricula and instructional methods that meet the content learning and English language development needs of LEP/ELLs;
  • Provide extended learning time opportunities that might include extended-day or after-school programs, extended week (Saturday school), extended year (summer school);
  • Provide and purchase supplemental instructional materials that will help LEP/ELL students meet challenging grade-appropriate state standards, and address their language development needs;
  • Provide and purchase supplemental instructional materials for school libraries in students native languages to support literacy growth and development in both English and students home language;
  • Hire additional bilingual/ESL teachers to support teachers during content area instruction (Bilingual/ESL coaches);
  • Provide professional development for staff on the education and social needs of LEP/ELLs;
  • Create partnerships with local institutions of higher education that have bilingual and ESL programs to work one-on-one with district teachers;
  • Design and implement family literacy programs that focus on the development of English literacy, English language, and parent-child reading activities;
  • Provide programs that systematically train immigrant parents to advocate for their children in school, monitor homework, monitor coursework, and prepare them for high school graduation and college;
  • Increase high-quality early childhood education opportunities for English language learners;
  • Provide and hire bilingual, bicultural staff who can help LEP/ELLs at each school site make the transition from home to school, and who can serve as liaisons with parents and the community.

Reporting Requirement

In order to determine the success of the activities being implemented, districts/schools will provide thirty days after the end of the program, evidence of how the use of these funds supported the goals for LEP/ELL improvement outlined in the District’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (DCEP), or Title III AMAO Improvement Plan, if applicable. Include qualitative and quantitative evidence demonstrating the success of the Title I LEP/ELL Improvement Grant by addressing each one of the pre-established goals. Please submit to the Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies (OBE-FLS), no more than two pages explaining the success of the program.

Grant/Project Period

January 24, 2011 to August 31, 2011

Due Date

Postmarked by January 21, 2011

Submission Instructions

A complete application consists of one original (original must bear the original signature of the Superintendent and signed in blue ink), and three copies of the following:

  • Cover page (completed and signed);
  • Application Charts;
  • Assurances and Certification Regarding Lobbying, etc.
  • FS-10 Budget Form

Send the completed application to:

Grants Management
Room 674 EBA
New York State Education Department
Albany, NY 12234
Attn: 2010-11 Title I LEP/ELLs Grant Application

For additional information or assistance please contact the office of Bilingual Educational and Foreign Language Studies (OBE-FLS) at (518) 474-8775, or the New York City Office at (718) 722-2445.


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List of Grants


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

District Name

Total LEP in District

AMAO Districts

District Allocation

Allocation Formula

ALBANY CITY SD

605

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

AMSTERDAM

147

5 Years

$30,000

AMAO < 500 LEP

BRENTWOOD

4975

 

$90,000

3000-4999 LEP

BUFFALO

3550

5 Years

$100,000

3000-4999 LEP + AMAO

CENTRAL ISLIP

1679

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

COPIAGUE

811

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

DUNKIRK

278

5 Years

$30,000

AMAO < 500 LEP

EAST IRONDEQUOIT

107

3 Years

$30,000

AMAO < 500 LEP

EAST RAMAPO

12340

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

FREEPORT

1087

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

GENEVA

133

4 Years

$30,000

AMAO < 500 LEP

HAVERSTRAW-STONY POINT

1070

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

HEMPSTEAD

1774

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

HUNTINGTON

684

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

KIRYAS JOEL

5416

3 Years

$150,000

> 5000 LEP + AMAO

LACKAWANNA

153

5 Years

$30,000

AMAO < 500 LEP

LINDENHURST

263

2 Years

$30,000

AMAO < 500 LEP

MIDDLETOWN

829

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

MONROE WOODBURY

3346

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

MOUNT VERNON

763

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

NEW ROCHELLE

1131

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

NEWBURGH

1707

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

OSSINING

589

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD

876

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

PEEKSKILL

436

2 Years

$30,000

AMAO < 500 LEP

PORT CHESTER-RYE

1231

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

RIVERHEAD

532

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

ROCHESTER

3710

4 Years

$100,000

3000-4999 LEP + AMAO

ROOSEVELT UFSD

557

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

SOUTH HUNTINGTON

763

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

SYRACUSE

2517

5 Years

$75,000

1000-2999 LEP + AMAO

UFSD - TARRYTOWNS

545

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

UNIONDALE

1049

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

UTICA

1436

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

WESTBURY

1406

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

WHITE PLAINS

1123

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

YONKERS

3542

 

$90,000

3000-4999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST # 1

1900

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST # 2

8713

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST # 3

2652

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST # 4

2099

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST # 5

1735

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST # 6

10421

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST # 7

4680

 

$90,000

3000-4999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST # 8

4432

 

$90,000

3000-4999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST # 9

10307

5 Years

$150,000

> 5000 LEP + AMAO

NYC GEOG DIST #10

13940

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #11

6007

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #12

4786

5 Years

$100,000

3000-4999 LEP + AMAO

NYC GEOG DIST #13

1228

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #14

15627

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #15

5432

 

$90,000

3000-4999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #17

2978

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #18

1604

5 Years

$75,000

1000-2999 LEP + AMAO

NYC GEOG DIST #19

4326

5 Years

$100,000

3000-4999 LEP + AMAO

NYC GEOG DIST #20

25002

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #21

7730

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #22

4876

 

$90,000

3000-4999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #23

539

 

$40,000

500-999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #24

16019

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #25

7734

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #26

3154

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #27

5988

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #28

4875

 

$90,000

3000-4999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #29

2700

 

$65,000

1000-2999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #30

10755

 

$125,000

> 5000 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #31

4408

 

$90,000

3000-4999 LEP

NYC GEOG DIST #32

3811

 

$90,000

3000-4999 LEP

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Last Updated: January 13, 2011