FY 2018 Language Resource Centers Program: Competition Announced!

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May 2018

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FY 2018 LRC Program Competition

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The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office at the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 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: May 24

The FY 2018 LRC application package is now available at www.grants.gov. The deadline for submitting applications is June 25, 2018. 


IFLE expects to make 16 new awards totaling $2,746,768 under the FY 2018 LRC competition.

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Application Technical Assistance Webinar

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A pre-application virtual technical assistance webinar was held on Sept. 19, 2017. The webinar covered a variety of topics, including LRC program requirements, selection criteria, and performance measures, followed by technical assistance questions and answers. A recording of the webinar is available to stream on YouTube at the link below.

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General Information: LRC Program

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.
Google map of FY 2017 LRCs

Explore our Google map of FY 2017 IFLE grantees to learn more about the institutions that are currently funded under the LRC program.

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Questions about the LRC Program? Contact Carolyn Collins at carolyn.collins@ed.gov.


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