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Immigrant Children and Youth Grant Jacqueline A. Iribarren Brenda Noy Aphayrath January 2010 Reservation from Title III Estimated Range of Awards: $10,000-$40,000. Project Period: July 1 of the following year. Deadline for transmittal of application: March 31, 2010 for continuing applications. April 15, 2010 for new applicants. Grant will be announced after July 1, 2010. This set-aside by the state is for districts that have been significantly impacted by immigrants. 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. 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 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 be also an ELL student. 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. Special Consideration School districts with limited or no experience in serving immigrant students will be given special consideration in the process of reviewing and awarding funds to ensure greater success of the immigrant students. When joining a Consortium… If districts do not have the defined significant increase in eligible students, they can form a consortium and apply as a single entity. Assign a fiscal agent & responsibilities. Maintain appropriate records & reports. Grant Priorities Summer/After school programs. Parent training Activities coordinated with Community- Based Organizations (CBO), and Institutions of Higher Education, (IHE) 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. Grant Period The duration is one academic year: July 1st to September 30th If you are planning for a summer school, please plan for the following school year. Eligible Activities Provision of tutorial, mentoring, and academic or career counseling. 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, transportation and other costs. Other Eligible Activities Programs of introduction to the educational system and civic education for students and parents. If you are planning for a summer school, please plan for the following school year. Technical Assistance Districts can request technical assistance to determine best instructional activities and supports for the immigrant children and youth. Please go to https://forms.dpi.wi.gov/se.ashx?s=56301 B2D65DE1208 Fill out our technical assistance form. Instructions for a Continuation Grant Application A school district applying for a continuation grant, should submit the following information: – Progress report for year one. – A rationale for the continuation request. – Updated plan, data, and budget. – A copy of the first narrative. – An abstract of year two. The abstract must describe any differences for the project’s second year. – Special deadline: March 31, 2009. Application Requirements Keep track of students (cannot exceed 3 years in the school district). Send detailed claims. Send mid and end of year report. No carryover funds. Selection Criteria 1. Needs for the projects 2. Quality of Project design 3. Management plan and budget allocation. Project activities or services and budget for each major activity 4. Quality of project personnel 5. Adequacy of resources/collaborations 6. Quality of project evaluation Application Instructions for NEW applications Application form: PI2976 is required. For more instructions please, refer to the template that is provided. Deadline is April 15, 2010. Application Materials Application package and instructions available to download: Application form PI 2976 is required. 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: Brenda N. Aphayrath, Immigrant Children and Youth Program Grant Specialist, (608) 267-2443 email@example.com Jacqueline A. Iribarren, Title III Consultant, (608) 266-7292 firstname.lastname@example.org
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