Applying for Foreign Language
Assistance Program
Grant (FLAP)
May 5, 2009
ALBETAC, NYU Metro Center
Pat Lo, Director
Asian Languages
BETAC
Gary Goldenback,
Compliance Performance
Specialist
Office of ELLs
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Purpose of the Program
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.
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Purpose of the Program
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Grants to SEAs—to support systemic
approaches in improving FL in the
State
($50,000-$400,000 per year)
Grants to LEAs—must show the
promise of being continued,
demonstrate approaches that can be
disseminated, and may include
professional development ($50,000 to
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Requirements
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In order to build program capacity at
the State and local level, cost
sharing/matching is required
The cost share is 100% for each year
If an LEA does not have adequate
resources, a waiver may be requested
Waivers for cost sharing are not
available for State agencies
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Special Considerations
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Summer professional development
Linking native language or heritage
language speakers with schools
Promoting the sequential study of K12 foreign languages
Using technology effectively
Promoting innovative activities
Collaborating between state and local
educational agencies
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Special Considerations
(detail)
4. Using technology effectively
 Computer assisted instruction
 Language labs
 Distance learning
5. Promoting innovative activities
 Content-based instruction
 Immersion
 Partial immersion
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Special Considerations
(detail)
5. Promoting innovative activities
 Two-Way immersion (FL and English)
- FLAP funds pay for the FL
component
- Matching funds pay
for FL component
- The funding of goals, objectives, and
activities pertaining to English are not
considered to be allowable costs under
the FLAP program
- Project personnel, paid by FLAP
funding or district matching funds,
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Collaboration with
Institutions of Higher
Education (IHEs)
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Program design
Curriculum/Materials development
Professional development
Distance learning
Evaluation
Articulation
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2009 Application Form
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Federal Register grant
announcement
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/Fed
Register/announcements/20092/042109a.pdf
Request application package:
Patrice Swann,(202) 401-1463 or
e-mail [email protected]
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Submission Process
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Electronic submission ONLY
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http://e-grants.ed.gov
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Timeline
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April 21, 2009, Applications Available
May 11, 2009, Deadline for Notice of
Intent to Apply
May 27, 2009, Deadline for Transmittal
of Applications
July 27, 2009, Deadline for
intergovernmental Review
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Required Format
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Page limit: 35 pages in part III, the
narrative section
8.5” X11”, single side, with 1” margins
at 4 sides
Double space
Font size: 12
Fonts: Times New Roman, courier,
Courier New, or Arial (Times Roman or
Arial Narrow will not be accepted)
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Essential Components
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Abstract
Part I the cover sheet
Part II the budget section, including
the narrative budget justification
Part III the narrative
Part IV the assurances and
certifications
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Selection Criteria:
explicit connections to relevant aspects of the
Purpose of the Program
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Need for project (5 points)
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Quality of the project design (60 points)
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Quality of project personnel (10 points)
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Quality of the management plan (10
points)
Quality of the project evaluation (15
points)
Critical languages (up to 10 extra
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Quality of the project design
(60 points)
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Clearly specified and measurable goals,
objectives, and outcomes to be
achieved
Implementation and evaluation will
result in information to guide possible
replication of program activities,
strategies, etc.
Capacity building
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Quality of the project design
-continued
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Applying up-to-date knowledge from
research and effective practice
Establishing linkages with other
appropriate agencies and organizations
providing services to the target
population
Comprehensive effort to improve
teaching and learning and support
rigorous academic standards for
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Foreign Language Standards
NY State LOTE Standards
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/lote/lotestands/lotestand.html
Students will
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be able to use a language other than
English for communication
develop cross-cultural skills and
understandings
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Foreign Language Standards
American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages
http://actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3392#standards
3 communication
modes
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Interpersonal
Interpretive
Presentational
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Backward Design Process
Identify
desired
results
Determine
acceptable
evidence
Plan learning
experiences
and instruction
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NEW FLAP Grants
Awarded
Year
Local
State
Amount
2004
46
0
$6 M
2005
0
12
$2 M
2006
70
4
$14 M
2007
52
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$9M
2008
8
0
$2.2 M
2009
43 ?
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$8.6 M?
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FLAP Grant
Competitive Priority
Languages of major economic and
political importance—Arabic, Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, Russian and
languages in the Indic, Iranian and
Turkic language families
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FLAP
FY 2006
58 of 70 New LEA Grants Awarded
are in critical languages
FY 2007
31 of 52 New LEA Grants Awarded
are in critical languages
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Language Distribution
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Approved Applications from the Past
www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/readingroom_2.html
Office of English Language Acquisition
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Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Dearborn PDF
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Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Fairfax County PDF
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Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - San Francisco PDF
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Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Mid-Prairie PDF
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Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Philadelphia PDF
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Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Plano PDF
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Foreign Language Assistance Program Grants - Wisconsin PDF
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Foreign Language Assistance Program LEA Grants - Memphis PDF
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Foreign Language Assistance Program LEA Grants - Minneapolis PDF
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Foreign Language Assistance Program LEA Grants - Pioneer Valley
PDF
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Foreign Language Assistance Program LEA Grants - Utica PDF
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Fairfax County Public Schools
Chinese and Arabic
Levels 1-12, 7 schools
Year two 1373 students, year three
1755
Goals:
1-6 Chinese and Arabic FLES
curriculum
Virtual Chinese and Arabic courses
LinguaFolio USA! electronic version
Model of 1-16 articulation plans
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Fairfax County Public Schools
Partners:
Virginia Dept. of Ed—virtual language
course throughout Virginia
Chinese Language Council (Hanban)—
summer professional development
George Mason University—1-16
articulation and career choices
Georgetown University—1-16
articulation and career choices
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Fairfax County Public Schools
days per year (in-kind)
Professor, Georgetown University
Director of China Initiatives, GMU
Chinese Program Coordinator, GMU
GMU will contribute the cost of
the FLAP project evaluation
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Resources
OELA Website
www.ed.gov/offices/OELA
NCELA Website
www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/readingroom_2.html
Rebecca Richey
202-245-7133
[email protected]
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