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Dual Language Education and Resources

Contact Information

Dual Language Education

Patty Finnegan, PhD
360-725-4468

Networking opportunities and resources to grow our P–12 dual language programs.

K-12 Dual Language Initiative

Tribal, Heritage & Dual Language Grant Opportunities

OSPI received funding from the Legislature (ESSB 5092 Sec. 522(9)) and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds (ESSB 5092 Sec. 522(33)(h)) to offer two dual language grant programs. The state-funded grant program is for the 2021-22 fiscal year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) and the ESSER-funded grant program extends over the 2021-23 fiscal years (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023). The purpose of these grant programs is to provide seed funds to build capacity for effective, sustainable P-12 Tribal, heritage, and dual language programs.

Grant opportunities

  • 1-Year Tribal Language Program Grant | $60,000 grant | 6 grants will be awarded for this amount to be spent over the 2021-22 fiscal year.
  • 2-Year Tribal Language Program Grant | $60,000 grant | 34 grants will be awarded for this amount to be spent over the 2021-23 fiscal years.
  • 1-Year Heritage Language Program Grant | $60,000 grant | 4 grants for this amount to be spent over the 2021-22 fiscal year.
  • 2-Year Heritage Language Program Grant | $60,000 grant | 11 grants for this amount to be spent over the 2021-23 fiscal years.
  • 1-Year Dual Language Program Grant | $40,000 – $100,000 grant | 7 – 16 grants to be spent over the 2021-22 fiscal year.
  • 2-Year Dual Language Program Grant | $120,000 – $200,000 grant | 30 – 50 grants to be spent over the 2021-23 fiscal years.

State-Tribal Education Compact schools, school districts, and public charter schools are invited to apply for both grant programs. Applications for the 1-year and 2-year grants are identical. Funds can be used for key start-up costs such as planning the language program and developing a P–12 master plan, professional learning for educators and administrators supporting the language program, bilingual educator development and recruitment, procurement or development of curricula in the partner language, and stipends for Elders to preserve and share Tribal languages with educators.

Grant Application Questions 

 
Grant applications will be available in EDS iGrants in early August. Applications must be submitted through EDS iGrants by August 26 at 4:00 pm.

Application Support

If you would like assistance with your application, please contact Patty Finnegan or join one of the following application support webinars. Access all application support webinars with Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81446808989 or dial-in by phone at 1-253-215-8782 | Meeting ID: 814 4680 8989.
 
Tribal language program grant application support:
Aug. 5 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Aug. 6 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Aug. 12 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Aug. 13 at 12:30 – 2:00 pm
 
Heritage and Dual language program grant application support:
Aug. 5 at 10:00 – 11:00 am
Aug. 6 at 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Aug. 12 at 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Aug. 13 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Professional Learning & Curriculum Resources

Bilingual Educator Workforce Development

Dual Language Program Videos

Building the Dual Language Program 

Dual Language Professional Learning - Spanish Literacy(link is external)
Supporting dual language teachers with Spanish literacy professional learning opportunities.

Dual Language Job - Embedded Professional Development(link is external)
Improving instruction for English learners by employing the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning and job-embedded instructional coaching on Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) strategies.

Dual Language Professional Learning - DLeNM(link is external)
Resources to support dual language professional learning and program evaluation through DLeNM.