Presentation on theme: "Title III: Immigrant Children and Youth Grant Candice McCann Spring 2015."— Presentation transcript:
Title III: Immigrant Children and Youth Grant Candice McCann Spring 2015
Grant Purpose The purpose of this program is to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) that experience significant increases in their student population due to immigration. The grant will allow LEAs to enhance educational opportunities for immigrant children and youth. The term immigrant children and youth refers to individuals who: (a) are aged 3 through 21; (b) were not born in any state; and (c) have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more states for more than three full academic years. May or may not also be an ELL student.
Use of Funds Section 3114 and 3115) Use of Funds (Section 3114 and 3115) Funds under this grant shall be used to supplement, not supplant, the cost of educational activities and opportunities for the immigrant population. An entity receiving funds under section 3114(d)(1) of Title III of the No Child Left Behind shall use the funds to pay for activities that provide enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth.
Reservation from Title III This set-aside by the state is for districts that have been significantly impacted by immigrants. Estimated Range of Awards: $10,000-$40,000. Project Period: July 1, 2015 to June 30, Deadline for transmittal of application: May 4, Grants will be announced by July 15, 2015.
Definition of Significant Increase A significant increase is a district that experiences growth in the number of immigrant students by 25% over the previous two years.
When Joining a Consortium… When a group of districts have a significant increase, they can form a consortium and apply as a single entity. Assign a fiscal agent and responsibilities. Maintain appropriate records and reports.
Grant Priorities Summer/after school programs Parent training Activities coordinated with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) Newcomer programs/activities
Note Grant award money shall not be used for a new hire, unless that person directly supports the new program and/or activities proposed in the grant. If so, the hiring of new staff shall not exceed more than 20% of the grant proposal total funds. If you are planning for summer school, please plan for the following year as the funds are awarded in July. Administration costs of the grant should not exceed 2% (administrative costs and indirect costs).
Eligible Activities Family literacy, parent outreach, and training activities designed to assist parents to become active participants in the education of their children. Supplemental support of personnel, including teacher aides who have been specially trained, or are being trained, to provide services to immigrant children and youth. Provision of tutorials, mentoring, and academic or career counseling for immigrant children and youth.
Eligible Activities Identification and acquisition of curricular materials, educational software, and technologies to be used in the program. Basic instructional resources for this population including classroom supplies and transportation. Programs of introduction to the educational system and civic education for students and parents.
Technical Assistance Districts can request technical assistance to determine best instructional activities and supports for the immigrant children and youth. Please go to:
Report Requirements A school district applying for a continuation grant, should submit the following information: –A copy of the first narrative –Progress report for year one or year two –A rationale for the continuation request –Updated plan, data, and budget –Program evaluation
Application Requirements Keep track of students (cannot exceed 3 years in the school district). Send detailed claims. Send mid- and end-of-year reports. No carryover funds.
Selection Criteria Activities: List the supplemental activity selected (e.g., after-school tutoring). You may choose more than one activity. a. Need for the project b. Quality of project design c. Timeline d. Quality of project evaluation
Application Instructions for NEW Applications Application Form: PI-2976 is required. For more instructions, please refer to the template that is provided. Deadline is May 4, 2015.
Application Materials Application package and instructions available to download:
Future Funding Is subject to congressional action. Continuation grants, if any, will be announced on a year-by-year basis, provided that funds are available from the U.S. Department of Education and the applicant’s preceding year performance is satisfactory.
For more information contact: Candice McCann, Immigrant Children and Youth Grant Specialist (608)