Federal Funding for LEP Students
Title III of No Child Left Behind provides the Language Aquisition
Grant for states and their school districts. A district (LEA) or
charter school must have approximately 150 LEP students in order to
qualify for PRC 104 funds. PRC 111 funds are for those LEAs or charter
schools having a significant increase in the percentage of immigrant
students enrolled as compared to the average of the two preceding
These grants were awarded for the first time in the 2001-2002 school year.
Qualifying districts, charter schools, or consortia must submit a
Title III application to the ESL office at DPI each spring. (Districts
or charters know whether or not they qualify when they receive their
Title III planning allotments from the DPI Finance Office in April of
each year.) Once that application is approved, the PRC 104 and/or PRC
111 budgets are also approved. Each grant lasts for 27 months; at that
time, unspent funds are liquidated.
PRC 104 is the part of the grant that provides funding for LEP students.
PRC 111 is the part of the grant that provides funding for a significant increase in immigrant children.
PRC 104 funds and PRC 111 funds are awarded separately. An LEA/Charter School may qualify for one grant, but not the other.
Please contact the ESL consultants if you have any questions or need more information.