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Title III focuses on helping English Language Learners (ELLs) achieve English proficiency –as a means to academic achievement.

Title III funding is annually awarded to states, according to the number of ELLs and is not competitive.

Title III prohibits supplanting state, local, and other federal funds (including Title I).

Uses of Title III Funds

The overall goal of the Title III program is to ensure that students with limited proficiency in English learn the language and master the challenging State academic content standards. In general, Title III funds must be used in pursuit of this goal.

Districts must use Title III funds for two required activities:

Title III funds must:

Title III Supplement, not Supplant Requirement