News Posts: English Language Acquisition – Title III-A


English Learner Resources For the last several decades, English learners (ELs) have been among the fastest-growing populations in our Nation’s schools. ELs comprise nearly 10 percent of the student population nationwide, and in many schools, local educational agencies (LEAs) and States, account for an even higher percentage of the student population. The Elementary and Secondary […]

Reporting and Performance

Data Collection Information ED Data Express To access data collected and published by the Department of Education, please see ED Data Express.  EDFacts Page For more information about the Department’s EDFacts Initiative, which includes data collection for Title III, Part A, please see the following page. Title III Data Quality Effort This effort provides a […]

Legislation, Regulations & Guidance

Legislation Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title III, Secs. 3001–3203; 20 U.S.C. 6801–7014. TITLE III—Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students Sec. 3001. Authorization of Appropriations. PART A—English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act Sec. 3101. Short Title. Sec. 3102. Purposes. SUBPART 1—Grants and Subgrants for English Language […]

Funding Status & Awards

Funding Status   Fiscal Year 2020 Fiscal Year 2021 Fiscal Year 2022** Fiscal Year 2023 Total Appropriation $787,400,000 $797,400,000 $831,400,000 $890,000,000 National Professional Development Grants (NPD) & National Clearinghouse on English Language Acquisition (NCELA)* $50,925,095 $51,575,845 $53,994,170 $57,560,750 Outlying Areas $3,917,315 $3,967,065 $4,153,398 $4,427,750 Native American and Alaska Native Children in School (NAM)* $5,000,000 $5,000,000 […]

Eligibility & Grantee Information

Eligibility Who May Apply: ONLY State Educational Agencies (SEAs) Grantee Information While only SEAs may apply and directly receive funds from the Department of Education, SEAs are, in turn, required to make formula subgrants to local educational agencies LEAs. To receive funds under ESEA formula grant programs, States are required, once per Congressional authorization of […]

English Language Acquisition State Grants – Title III, Part A

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is designed to improve the education of English Learner (EL) children and youth by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards. The program also provides enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth. Funds are distributed to states based on a formula that […]

5/23-5/24 Safe & Supportive Schools Webinar Event: “Implementing New Programs—The Impact of Current Practice”

The Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSSTA), supported by the Office of Safe and Healthy Students in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, announces its next Implementation Webinar Series event, “Implementing New Programs—The Impact of Current Practice.” It will be offered twice to accommodate schedules: Session 1: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 4:00 […]

Announcing the Relaunch of Stop Bullying website

  unveiled a revitalized Stop Bullying website – – on March 30, 2012 to encourage children, parents, educators, and communities to take action to stop and prevent bullying. The website provides a map with detailed information on state laws and policies, interactive webisodes and videos for young people, practical strategies for schools and communities to […]