English Language Acquisition State Grants

School Support and Accountability

84.365A

Formula Grants

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is designed to improve the education of English Learner children and youth by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards. The program provides enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth. Funds are distributed to states based on a formula that takes into account the number of immigrant and EL students in each state.

TYPES OF PROJECTS

States must develop goals for increasing progress in English language proficiency for EL students that measure their success in meeting challenging state academic content and achievement standards. Schools use the funds to implement language instruction educational programs designed to help EL students achieve these standards. Approaches and methodologies used must be rooted in evidence- based research. Local educational agency (LEAs) may develop and implement new language instruction programs and expand or enhance existing programs. LEAs also may implement schoolwide programs within individual schools or implement systemwide programs to restructure, reform, or upgrade all programs, activities, or operations related to the education of their EL students.

Contact Information

  • Faatimah Muhammad
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    400 Maryland Ave SW
    Washington D.C. 20202-6132

English Language Acquisition State Grants