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April 29, 2008

ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2008.113-The FY09 Consolidated Application to Serve ELLs in Now Available

Dear Educators Serving English Language Learners:

This message is from the Division of English Language Learning.

The “FY09 Consolidated Application to Serve ELLs” is now available at the HOT TOPICS Section of

Local districts and ROEs will find:

  • the FY09 Consolidated Application and information on how to download the application;
  • streaming video segments discussing how to fill out the application. (Specific segments may be viewed multiple times)
  • a series of related links (e.g. downloading instructions, Fiscal Requirements and Procedures with Function Codes starting on page 23;
  • a link to the list of  ISBE Consultants

In an on-going effort to serve local districts, ISBE DELL will be convening two phone conferences to answer additional questions about the application on May 1 & 2, 2008.  Although districts may RSVP for either session, May 1 is targeted to veteran applicants and May 2 to newer or less experienced applicants. Interested districts must RSVP in advance to participate in one of two phone conference calls. 

To RSVP for a phone conference see

As a reminder, the FY09 Consolidated Application to Serve ELLs is NOT

  • on IWAS
  • part of the e-grant system
  • available for use on Apple computers
  • The only place to get the FY09 Consolidated Application to Serve ELLs is at

    Completed applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2008.

    If you have additional questions, please contact the Division of English Language Learning at 312-814-3850.

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