OLA is pleased to inform districts of the two competitive grant opportunities:
- Fund Code 181 establishes $2,500,000 to support districts in English Learner Education programming under three goals: 1)to develop and/or implement an alternative bilingual ELE program for English learners, 2)to create or continue a “grow your own” bilingual education hub to improve Bilingual Education educator pipeline, and 3)to develop high quality ESL and or dual language curriculum or to enrich the existing ESL and/or dual language curricula or to align purchased curricular materials to to WIDA Standards and MA Frameworks. Applications for Fund Code 181 will be due September 30, 2022.
- Fund Code 189 establishes $750,000 to support districts in measuring and building proficiency in languages other than English under two goals: 1) to assess proficiency in languages other than English, including assessments that may also be applied toward the State Seal of Biliteracy, and 2) to support participation in the World Languages Framework Implementation series. Applications will be due September 16th, 2022.