|The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office at the U.S. Department of Education has announced the opening of the competition for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program. The LRC Program provides grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) or consortia of IHEs for establishing, strengthening, and operating centers that serve as resources for improving the nation’s capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages. Funded centers provide teacher training and conduct research, materials development, assessment, and dissemination projects.|
Application Available: Feb. 23
The FY 2022 LRC application package is now available at www.grants.gov. The deadline for submitting applications is April 25, 2022.
IFLE expects to make 16 new awards totaling $2,746,768 under the FY 2022 LRC competition. The estimated range for awards is $130,000-$197,000 per year.
Application Technical Assistance Webinar
|A pre-application virtual technical assistance webinar was held on Feb. 9. The webinar covered a variety of topics, including LRC program requirements, selection criteria, questions, and answers. A recording of the webinar is available to stream on YouTube at the link below.|
The LRC program provides funding to institutions of higher education in the United States for establishing, strengthening, and operating centers that serve as resources for improving the nation’s capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages. LRC activities include effective dissemination efforts, whenever appropriate, and may include
- research and dissemination of new and improved teaching methods, including educational technology;
- development and dissemination of new teaching materials;
- development, application, and dissemination of performance testing;
- training of teachers in the administration and interpretation of performance tests, the use of effective teaching strategies, and the use of new technologies;
- significant focus on the needs of those who are teaching and learning the less commonly taught languages;
- development and dissemination of materials designed to serve as a resource for foreign language teachers at the elementary school and secondary school levels; and
- operation of intensive summer language institutes.