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The Division provides leadership, advocacy and support to districts, parents and policy makers by promoting equitable access to language support services for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have been identified as English Learners.​

EL Announcements

EL-Bilingual Service Plan

The FY 2020 EL-Bilingual Service Plan is now available in the electronic Grant Management System (eGMS) through the ISBE Web Application Security (IWAS). The FY 2020 EL-Bilingual Service Plan is due on June 30, 2019. For information about the EL-Bilingual Service Plan, click here. ​


FY 2020 Title III LIEP Grant Application

The FY 2020 Title III LIEP Grant Application is now available in the electronic Grant Management System (eGMS) through the ISBE Web Application Security (IWAS). If your district has an approved FY 2020 Title III Intent to Apply on file with the Division of English Learners, you now have to complete the FY 2020 Title III LIEP Grant Application. The FY 2020 Title III LIEP Grant Application is due on June 30, 2019. For additional information, visit our Title III webpage.​​​

Districts must have an approved FY 2020 Organizational Risk Assessment in order to submit their FY 2020 Title III Grant Application.


FY 2019 EL-EBF Expenditure Reporting (opening soon)

The FY 2019 English Learners’ Evidence-Based Funding (EL-EBF) Expenditure Reporting will be completed on IWAS’ Electronic Expenditure Reporting System. This report is due July 20, 2019. For additional information, please visit our EL-EBF Expenditure Report webpage.​​​


2019 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report (PDR) - July 31 deadline

2018-19 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report (PDR) is now available for completion in IWAS. The districts that received $5,000 or more in state Evidence-Based Funding (EBF) for EL services and/or federal Title III LIPLEPs funds in FY 2019 MUST submit this report in IWAS no later than July 31, 2019.

The system will close at 11:59 p.m. on July 31.

For more information on the PDR, please visit our Data and Reports page.​​​

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