Title III funds are Federal grant funds administered by the Arizona Department of Education to eligible entities in the state to help ensure that English learners, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Funds are to be used to provide supplemental programming and services to help ensure English learners attain English proficiency; to improve the education of English learners through effective professional development activities which improve the knowledge and skills of staff responsible for providing instruction; to promote parental, family, and community participation in language instruction educational programs for eligible English learners.
Title III funds also support LEAs who have experienced a significant increase in the number of immigrant children and youth enrolled within their schools. Qualifying LEAs are notified by OELAS and apply for these “targeted” subgrants using the Emergency Immigrant Education Program application.
To access the full text of Title III Part A - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ACT of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), please visit the link below.
Under Title III Sec. 3116(a), each eligible entity desiring a Title III subgrant from the State educational agency under section 3114 shall submit a plan containing such information as the State educational agency may require.
The Planning Tool in Grants Management Enterprise system (GME) is designed to give LEAs the platform needed to complete this Federal requirement. The Planning Tool Navigator website serves as a resource for SIAP (School Integrated Action Plan) and LIAP (LEA Integrated Action Plan) processes and functionality of the GME Planning Tool.