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English Language Learners

FY16 Carryover of Title III FY15 Funds Information and Application

To:Superintendents, Charter School Leaders and Leaders of Consortia Lead Agencies that received Title III Funds for FY2015
From:Paul Aguiar, Assistant Director, Office of English Language Acquisition and Achievement
Melanie Manares, Title III Coordinator, Office of English Language Acquisition and Achievement
Date:September 30, 2015

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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) allows Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that do not fully expend all of their Title III entitlement funds within the fiscal year in which they are awarded to carryover the unexpended funding into the following fiscal year. While ESEA provides this option to districts, LEAs are strongly encouraged to use all Title III funding toward the program priorities for which grants were approved, within the grant period for which they were first awarded. (The grant period as stated in the initial RFP is 9/01/2014 to 8/31/2015.)

he procedure which LEAs that anticipate having carry-over of FY2015 Title III entitlement funds that are unexpended and unobligated as of August 31, 2015 is as follows:

  1. Complete the on-line Final Financial Report Form (FR-1) via the Grants Management Payment Center website by October 30, 2015 (sixty days from the end of the grant period). The on-line FR-1 must be submitted by the district's designated "Control User", and can be found online at http://doe.wji.com/. All pages of the FR-1 must be completed by appropriate district staff.

  2. Mail a signed copy of the FR-1 and a check for any unexpended FY2015 funds, made payable to The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to:

    Grants Management
    Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE)
    75 Pleasant Street
    Malden, MA 02148

  3. Upload the entire completed Carryover Grant Application, "2016 RFP FY2015 Carryover FC: 180", and/or "2016 RFP FY2015 Carryover FC: 186", located below to the Title III Grants and Amendments Drop Box in the Security Portal: https://www4.doemass.org. No later than Monday, December 4, 2015.

  4. Print and mail two (2) copies of the completed application, including the Cover Sheet with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director on both copies to:

    Beth O'Connell, Title III Specialist
    Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement
    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street
    Malden, MA 02148

  5. If an LEA does not apply for a Carryover Grant by December 4, 2015, the funds returned by the LEA to ESE are no longer considered as allocated to the particular LEA that returned the funds. Pursuant to Section 3114(c) of the ESEA, when Title III funds allocated to an eligible entity (LEA) under that section are not, or will not be used by the grantee for the purpose for which the allocation was made, ESE will reallocate the funds to other eligible entities in the state that ESE determines will use the money for Title III purposes.

Please note that:

  • The FY 2015 funds that are extended into FY 2016 will be treated as a separate FY 2015 Title III Carryover Grant; funds under these Carryover Grants must be expended by August 31, 2016.
  • Carryover Grants are subject to all requirements of Title III.

Questions regarding the extension of Title III funds may be directed to Melanie Manares, Title III Coordinator, 781-338-3573 or mmanares@doe.mass.edu, or Beth O'Connell, Title III Specialist, 781-338-3571, or eoconnell@doe.mass.edu.

Download MS EXCEL Document
2016 RFP FY2015 Carryover FC: 180
Download MS EXCEL Document
2016 RFP FY2015 Carryover FC: 186



Last Updated: October 1, 2015
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