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Richey Ryan FLAP


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Richey Ryan FLAP

  1. 1. Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) U. S. Department of Education
  2. 2. Purpose of the Program <ul><li>The grants pay the Federal share of the cost of innovative model programs for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of foreign language study for elementary and secondary schools students </li></ul>
  3. 3. Eligibility <ul><li>The term local educational agency (LEA) means a public board of education or other public authority that maintains administrative control of public elementary or secondary schools in a city, county, township, school district or other political subdivision of a state </li></ul>
  4. 4. Eligibility <ul><li>Includes public charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law </li></ul><ul><li>An intermediate unit within a State e.g., a Board of Cooperative Educational Services (a BOCES) may apply for and receive a grant </li></ul>
  5. 5. Private Schools <ul><li>An LEA grant could serve students enrolled in a private elementary or secondary school </li></ul><ul><li>A private school is not eligible to apply for a FLAP grant </li></ul>
  6. 6. FLAP 2009 84.293A LEA with IHE <ul><li>$5.1M of funds available for 5-year grants to LEAs in partnership with Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 26 grants </li></ul>
  7. 7. FLAP 2009 84.293B LEA <ul><li>$8.6M of funds available for 3-year grants to LEAs </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 43 grants </li></ul>
  8. 8. FLAP 2009 84.293C SEA <ul><li>$750,000 of funds available for 3-year grants to SEAs </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 4 grants </li></ul>
  9. 9. FLAP 2009 <ul><li>Languages of major economic and political importance—Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and languages in the Indic, Iranian and Turkic language families </li></ul><ul><li>84.293A Absolute Priority </li></ul><ul><li>84.293B and C Competitive 10 pts . </li></ul>
  10. 10. LEA Funding and Matching <ul><li>$100,000 to $300,000 per year </li></ul><ul><li>In order to build program capacity at local level, cost sharing is required </li></ul><ul><li>$200,000 requested = $200,000 match </li></ul><ul><li>Waiver for LEA may be granted if resources are not adequate </li></ul><ul><li>LEA should share the cost to the extent possible </li></ul>
  11. 11. FLAP Grants Awarded Year Local State New Total 2004 46 0 $6 $17 2005 0 12 $2 $18 2006 70 4 $14 $22 2007 52 0 $9 $24 2008 8 0 $2.3 $25.6
  12. 12. FLAP 2006 <ul><li>$14 M </li></ul><ul><li>70 LEA Grants Awarded </li></ul><ul><li>83% in critical languages </li></ul><ul><li>Arabic 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese 48 </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Korean 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Russian 6 </li></ul>
  13. 13. FLAP 2007 <ul><li>$9 M </li></ul><ul><li>52 New LEA Grants Awarded </li></ul><ul><li>58% in critical languages </li></ul><ul><li>Arabic 3 Korean 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese 22 Russian 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese 8 </li></ul>
  14. 14. FLAP 2008 <ul><li>$2.3 M </li></ul><ul><li>8 New LEA Grants Awarded </li></ul><ul><li>100% in critical languages </li></ul><ul><li>Arabic 4 Russian 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese 5 Japanese 3 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  15. 15. FLAP 2009 <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Applications must be submitted through the e-grants site </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline is May 27, 2009 </li></ul>
  16. 16. General Resources <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Forecast of Funding Opportunities—The Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Chart 1 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>How do I apply for a grant? Includes Grantmaking at ED </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /fund/grants-apply.html </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  17. 17. FLAP Resources <ul><li>2009 FLAP Competition Information </li></ul><ul><li>OELA Website </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. FLAP Contacts Rebecca Richey 202-401-1443 [email_address] Cynthia Ryan 202-401-1436 [email_address]