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The English Language Learner KnowledgeBase for Administrators

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The English Language Learner (ELL) KnowledgeBase for Administrators is an online resource supporting the administration of programs for English learning students. It offers resources related to Office for Civil Rights (OCR)requirements and the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA).

Task 1: Obtain Funding Resources

Guideline: When planning the ELL program, district and school leaders should be familiar with available funding sources.




ESSA Title II Guidance

ESSA provides funding for local school districts aimed at improving instructional programs for ELL students. The purpose of this PowerPoint is to provide state educational agencies (SEAs) a high-level overview of the English Learner (EL)/Title III, Part A, guidance issued on September 23, 2016, as it pertains to ESSA.

Fiscal Changes and Equitable Services Requirements Under ESEA, as amended by ESSA

The fiscal changes made by ESSA to the state formula-grant programs discussed in this guidance take effect beginning in the 2017−2018 school year. The department is issuing guidance with respect to these specific changes in advance to provide SEAs, local education agencies (LEAs) and schools with timely information to support SEAs, LEAs and schools in meeting their obligations under the ESEA for the 2017−2018 school year.

Flexibility of Funds

This link is to the U.S. Department of Education's information on flexibility and waivers in relation to the use of federal education funds per Part B – of ESEA as amended by ESSA — Flexibility in the Use of Administrative and Other Funds.

Formula Grants to States

This links to the U.S. Department of Education's Subpart 1 — Grants and Subgrants for English Language Acquisition and Language Enhancement.

Funding for Professional Development

The new law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), supports the learning and development of educators in enhancing their capacity to help students succeed and includes new provisions aimed to help educators grow.

Title III - Grants & Sub Grants

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) provides funding for programs aimed at improving the proficiency of LEP students. This document summarizes the funding provisions of the formula grant program under Title III of the Act.




The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase provides resources to help districts, schools and others write a grant application with the greatest possible chance of success.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.