Program Office: Office of English Language Acquisition
CFDA Number : 84.290U
Program Type : Discretionary/Competitive Grants, Loans
The program provided discretionary grants for schoolwide bilingual education or English as a second
language (ESL) programs and other special alternative instructional programs to schools with
concentrations of limited English proficient (LEP) students. Programs were to reform, restructure,
and upgrade all relevant programs and operations that served all (or virtually all) LEP students in a
particular school. Grants were used for family education, parent outreach, curriculum development,
instructional materials, improved assessment procedures, education software, tutoring, counseling,
and professional development that improved services to LEP students. Grants also supported compensation
of personnel trained to serve LEP students.
Discretionary grants were awarded to reform, restructure, and upgrade existing schoolwide bilingual
or ESL programs.