Title III, Part A – English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act


Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), aims to ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III will also assist all English learners meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.


Division of English Learner Support Grant Opportunities for 2018-2019 School Year (Posted 10/31/18)

TEA Resources

Title III Allowable Use of Funds FAQ (revised September 2018)

Clarifying Title III LEA Required Activities under ESSA 

Updates on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan, Title III, Part A section 

Education Service Centers (ESCs) provide Title III support to districts who have students identified as English learners.

Texas Gateway: Title III Funded Online Resources Available


TEA Grant Opportunities (click here)


2018-2019 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant

Immigrant Children and Youth (outside source)

  •  Definition of "immigrant children and youth" in Title III
  •  Methods of calculating LEA funds for immigrant children and youth
  •  Definition of 3 full academic years when counting immigrant children and youth

Laws & Guidance (outside source)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)