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Message 1: Bilingual Ed Grants to Serve Limited-English-Proficient

Date: Tue, 25 Apr 95 13:31 CST
From: <Minchewact-washdc-po.act.org>
Subject: Bilingual Ed Grants to Serve Limited-English-Proficient


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 The ACT Washington Office wants to call to your attention
 seven Bilingual Education Grant programs recently announced
 by the U. S. Department of Education.

 Although this information MAY ultimately appear on the
 Department's gopher and web sites (gopher.ed.gov and
 www.ed.gov), you should be aware that the Department is
 still trying to streamline its operation. The Department is
 requiring a self-addressed label and a summary of which
 package/s you wish. This message is designed so that you
 can send it by snail, with a designation of which packages
 you want, along with the self-addressed mailing label to:

 Application Processor
 U. S. Department of Education
 600 Independence Avenue, SW
 OBEMLA-MES Bldg, Room 5607
 Washington, DC 20202-6510

 The DEADLINE for each is May 30, 1995. General details of
 the Grants follow:

 BILINGUAL EDUCATION - COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL GRANTS
 Purpose: School-wide bilingual or alternative
 instruction to improve programs English skills
 in schools with at least 25 percent population
 of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students.
 AWARDS: Up to 160 grants ranging from $150,000 to $400,000.
 ELIGIBILITY: One or more local education agencies (LEAs)
 (may be in cooperation with an institution of higher
 education, community based organization, and/or state
 education agency).
 CONTACT: Rebecca Richey - 202 205-9717

 BILINGUAL EDUCATION - SYSTEMWIDE IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
 Purpose: District-wide bilingual or alternative
 teaching programs to improve local programs
 serving significant number of LEP students, in
 which the LEPs are at least 1000 students or at
 least 25 percent of the student population.
 AWARDS: Up to 25 grants ranging from $200,000 to $1.0
 million, with preferences to applicants serving designated
 empowerment zones or enterprise communities.
 ELIGIBILITY: Same as above.
 CONTACT: Harry Logel - 202 205-5530

 BILINGUAL EDUCATION - PROGRAM ENHANCEMENT
 Purpose: Expand/enhance existing bilingual programs
 serving LEP students.
 AWARDS: Up to 180 awards of $125,000, with preferences to
 applicants serving designated empowerment zones or
 enterprise communities.
 ELIGIBILITY: Same as above.
 CONTACT: Diane DiMaio - 202 205-5716

 BILINGUAL EDUCATION - FIELD-INITIATED RESEARCH
 Purpose: Research of activities to improve bilingual
 education and alternative instruction for LEPs.
 AWARDS: Up to ten awards averaging $100,000 for up to three
 years.
 ELIGIBILITY: State and local agencies, institutions of
 higher education, and other organizations that have received
 within the last five years any Title VII funding (subpart 1
 or 2 of part A).
 CONTACT: Cecile Kreins - 202 205-5568

 BILINGUAL EDUCATION - NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 INSTITUTES
 Purpose: Funding for improvement of professional
 development for those serving LEPs.
 AWARD: One award for $500,000 for up to five years.
 ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of higher education in consortia
 with state or local education agencies.
 CONTACT: Cindy Ryan - 202 205-8842

 BILINGUAL EDUCATION - STATE GRANTS
 Purpose: To collect data on LEP population and the
 programs and services available to LEPs.
 AWARDS: Up to 47 awards ranging from $100,000 to $710,000.
 ELIGIBILITY State education agencies.
 CONTACT: Luis Catarineau - 202 205-9907

 BILINGUAL EDUCATION - TEACHERS AND PERSONNEL GRANTS
 Purpose: To fund preservice and inservice professional
 development for persons serving or planning to serve
 LEPs.
 AWARDS: Up to 33 awards of up to $170,000 for up to five
 years.
 ELIGIBILITY: State and local educational agencies proposing
 inservice professional development programs, and
 institutions of higher education entering into consortia
 with state and local educational agencies.
 CONTACT: Michael Ward - 202 205-8182

 Daniel

 Daniel Minchew
 Director
 ACT * American College Testing
 One Dupont Circle, NW, # 340
 Washington, DC 20036-1170

 202 223-2318 - Telephone
 202 293-2223 - Fax
 minchewact-act4-po.act.org

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 DISCLAIMER: These are not ACT programs. ACT's interest is in
 calling funding opportunities to the attention of potential
 applicants.
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