DATE: March 9, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Reallocation of 2017-2018 Title III, Part A, Unused Funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)

Section 3114(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) requires the reallocation of unused Title III, Part A, Limited English Proficient (LEP) funds to school divisions in accordance with criteria established by the state educational agency (SEA). Section 3114(c) also requires that the SEA establish procedures for the reallocation of Title III, Part A, unused funds. Attachment A provides the reallocations of unused 2017-2018 (Federal Fiscal Year 2017) Title III funding to eligible school divisions. Attachment B outlines the procedures the Department uses to calculate these reallocations. Please note that the reallocation does not apply to 2017-2018 Immigrant Children and Youth (IY) funds.

Divisions receiving an LEP award of at least $10,000:

Divisions receiving an LEP award of at least $10,000 must submit an amendment reflecting their revised 2017-2018 LEP award through the OMEGA system.

Divisions receiving an LEP award of less than $10,000 and participating in the 2017-2018 Title III Statewide Consortium:

As a condition of participating in the Title III Statewide Consortium, participating divisions
receive an adjusted Title III allocation as described in Superintendent’s Memo # 248-17.  Participating divisions should note that the Revised 2017-2018 LEP Award column in Attachment A does not reflect the final adjusted reallocation provided through consortium membership. Participating divisions should refer to the Title III Statewide Consortium webpage for final adjusted LEP awards. Please see the 2017-2018 tab in the Consortium Documents folder.

Divisions receiving an award of less than $10,000 and participating in an independent Title III consortium in 2017-2018:

For divisions participating in an independent Title III consortium, the division serving as the fiscal lead on behalf of consortium members must submit an amendment reflecting their revised 2017-2018 LEP award through the OMEGA system. 

For questions about the 2017-2018 Title III, Part A, grant reallocations, please contact Stacy Freeman, Title III Specialist, at Stacy.Freeman@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 371-0778. For technical support with the OMEGA submission process, email OMEGA.Support@doe.virginia.gov or call (804) 371-0993.

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Attachments:

  1. Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 Title III, Part A, Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students 2017-2018 Grant Reallocations
  2. Procedures for Reallocation of Title III, Part A, Funds

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