Foreign Language Incentive Program


To provide incentive payments for each public elementary school that provides students attending the school a program designed to lead to communicative competency in a foreign language.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 06/10/2004 (This program has not recieved funding and no new awards are expected.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants.
Program Accomplishments
In fiscal year 2002, 206 awards were made.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title V, Part D, Subpart 9, Sec. 5494; 20 U.S.C. 7259 - 7259(b), 20 U.S.C. 7259(c).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public elementary schools. It is recommended that local education agencies apply on behalf of schools within their jurisdiction.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public Elementary schools. It is recommended that local education agencies that apply on behalf of public schools within their jurisdiction.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or the official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
To participate, an organization must have on file with the Secretary of Education, by the designated deadline, an application that complies with the statutory requirements. Contact the program office for specific application information.
Award Procedure
Applications are approved for awards by the Director, Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement based on an administrative review of the applications.
Deadline will be announced in application notice published in the Federal Register. Contact the program office for more information.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 120 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Selection criteria are included in the program statute, contact the program office for more information.
How may assistance be used?
Incentive payments to public elementary schools that have a program designed for students to gain a communicative competency in a foreign language. Programs will be considered as designed to lead to communicative competency in a foreign language if such program is comparable to a program that provides not less than 45 minutes of instruction in a foreign language for not fewer than 4 days per week throughout an academic year.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Financial status and performance reports, as required by EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.720. Specific reporting requirements are contained in the grant documents.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 128, "Audits of State and Local Governments." State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $100,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $100,000 within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made in accordance with Circular No. A-128, or in accordance with Federal laws and regulations governing the programs in which they participate.
Grantees are required to maintain appropriate records related to grant funds, as required by EDGAR.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Funding will be based on a formula basis of the number of students in a participating program to the overall total of all students in all participating programs.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made for one year.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
U.S. Department of Education, OELA 400 Maryland Ave., S.W. Rm. 5617, MES Washington, DC 20202-6510. Contact: Rebecca Richey. E-mail Address Telephone: (202) 205-9717.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $6,117,000; FY 03 est $0; and FY 04 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The average award is expected to be $29,700.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
No specific regulations have been developed. EDGAR: CFR 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.
Examples of Funded Projects
Contact the program office for examples of projects.


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