Grants for Proficiency in Languages Other Than English

Good afternoon,
The Office of Language Acquisition is pleased to announce grant opportunities for supporting proficiency in languages other than English. The Department is providing $500,000 to support districts to encourage growth in languages other than English in the following goal areas:

  1. Collect high-quality data regarding student’s proficiency in languages other than English, and
  2. Provide high-quality, external professional development for dual language, heritage language, and world language departments to teach toward proficiency.

Districts may apply for funds under one or both of these goals. Funds must be disbursed and services must be received prior to 8/31/2022.

Please find more information and application materials here. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on December 15th, 2021. Please contact Diana Gentile at diana.gentile@mass.gov with any further questions. Thank you, and have a great weekend!


Andy McDonie
Language Acquisition Support Specialist-World Languages
W 781-338-3541
Center for School and District Partnerships
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
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