October 16, 2008



ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2008.133 - Attention Bilingual Program Directors -Revised Initial LIPLEPS and IEP Budgets

Dear Bilingual Education Directors:

FY09 LIPLEPS and IEP funding will not be approved until districts submit a REVISED INITIAL BUDGET for the full allocation amount. The final FY09 per student dollar allocations for Title III LIPLEPS and IEP funding are now available on FRIS.

Please revise your Title III budgets to include this increase as soon as possible.  However, before you start working on your revised budgets, make certain that your district has filed a final expenditure report for FY08 for these funds. Once the FY08 expenditure reports have been finalized, any available carryover funds will be transferred into your FY09 amounts on FRIS.  

Note that you must submit the REVISED INITIAL BUDGETS, not budget amendments.  For this purpose, use the budget forms from your FY09 application which should still be found on your desktop.

The submission must include an original and one copy of:

Send the revised initial budget to:

Illinois State Board of Education
Division of English Language Learning  
100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 14-300
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Special Instructions for LIPLEPS Cooperatives:

If you have questions on the appropriate uses of Title III funds or how to complete this submission, please call your principal consultant at 312-814-3850.  The list of districts and their assigned ISBE/DELL consultants is available at: http://www.isbe.net/bilingual/pdfs/ell_contacts.pdf