Emmanuel Macron’s Bilingual Education Fund: 58 Schools and Programs Will Share $150,000

South Eugene High School is one of the many schools receiving funding.

It’s Christmas for bilingual programs in the United States. $150,000 from the Bilingual Education Fund, inaugurated by Emmanuel Macron in September, have been allocated to 58 public schools and public French-English programs (listed below) representing more than 24,000 students. The grant money allows schools to purchase materials and support cultural events. The announcement was made on Tuesday, January 23, by the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States, Bénédicte de Montlaur, during a press breakfast in New York.

Seventy-nine institutions responded to the call for projects last year. According to statistics from FACE and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, 59% of selected projects requested funds to purchase bilingual educational resources. More than half of students in 36% of the chosen schools receive free or discounted meals.

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This bilingual fund was created to cover the human and material needs of bilingual programs launched in recent years in American public schools. A total of $400,000 will be allocated annually over five years: $150,000 for the grant program, $180,000 in fellowships specifically for the training of future teachers, and $70,000 to help schools host trainee French teachers.

Congratulations to all the winners, listed here below:

DESERT SUN ACADEMY 
Arizona
Project: Bonjour Arizona!

ALTADENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
California
Project: Altadena Elementary School French Dual-Language Immersion Program  

FRANK D. PARENT K-8 
California
Project: Development of Frank D. Parent French Dual-Language Immersion Program  

FRANKLIN MAGNET SCHOOL 
California
Project: Projet Essor  

RICHLAND AVENUE ELEMENTARY 
California
Project: Still Need More Books  

THE LANGUAGE ACADEMY 
California
Project: French Reading Assessment and Curriculum Enrichment  

DOUGLAS COUNTY 
Colorado
Project: French Resources and Library  

GLOBAL VILLAGE ACADEMY 
Colorado
Project: Professional Development for Teachers  

DC INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 
District of Columbia
Project: La Francophonie: Découverte et Partage  

ELSIE WHITLOW STOKES 
District of Columbia
Project: French Levelled Literacy Intervention  

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
Florida
Project: Sponsorship of Cinemagique workshops to Miami Dade County public school students enrolled in the French International Studies program  

SUNSET ELEMENTARY 
Florida
Project: Francophone Environment through the effective use of literacy and technology  

EVANSDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
Georgia
Project: Professional Development for teachers and administrator at Evansdale  

GLOBE ACADEMY 
Georgia
Project: French in Content Areas  

GWNETTE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
Georgia
Project: French Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Teacher and Administrator Professional Development: Focus on literacy

CHAMPAIGN COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #4 
Illinois
Project: Stratton Elementary French-English Two Way Immersion (TWI) Program 

JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Kentucky
Project: Planning for a French Immersion Program  

BATON ROUGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACADEMIC IMMERSION MAGNET 
Louisiana
Project: Le Tour de France en Lisant  

EDWARD HYNES CHARTER SCHOOL
Louisiana
Project: Increasing Capacity for Student Engagement in a French Language Immersion & FLES School

FREDERICK DOUGLASS ELEMENTARY 
Louisiana
Project: “Forever Free” French Literacy for Frederick Douglass Elementary  

LAFAYETTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
Louisiana
Project: Chantons Ensemble!  

LOUISIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
Louisiana
Project: Immersion Built to Last 

MAMOU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
Louisiana
Project: Preserving Our French Language Through Literacy! / Lecteurs Cajun 

MYRTLE PLACE ELEMENTARY 
Louisiana
Project: Use of integrated approach and Bi-literacy methods to address the fossilized errors in French immersion  

PAUL BREAUX MIDDLE SCHOOL 
Louisiana
Project: Gifted Services for Immersion Students

PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY 
Louisiana
Project: BiblioTECH 

S.J. WELSH AND MOSS BLUFF MIDDLE SCHOOLS 
Louisiana
Project: Historic Anniversary Celebration  

VILLE PLATTE ELEMENTARY 
Louisiana
Project: Fluent French Readers @ VPE  

BALTIMORE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 
Maryland
Project: Digital Language Learning Technology Environment  

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 
Maryland
Project: Pop Culture  

DORA KENNEDY FRENCH IMMERSION 
Maryland
Project: Improving Kids’ French  

MAYA ANGELOU FRENCH IMMERSION 
Maryland
Project: Foire aux magazines  

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
Maryland
Project: Elevating the quality of instruction in immersion classrooms  

SLIGO CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
Oregon
Project: Increase books, increase language development  

HOLLISTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
Massachusetts
Project: French Immersion for a new generation of learners  

THE BOERUM HILL SCHOOL
New York
Project: The Boerum Hill School French Immersion Program

LAFAYETTE ACADEMY 
New York
Project: Developing the Francophone Environment at Lafayette Academy through the Creation of a Multi-Media School Library  

NEW YORK FRENCH AMERICAN CHARTER SCHOOL 
New York
Project: NYFACS Transitional Program to the Lycée Français of New York  

PS 58 THE CARROLL SCHOOL 
New York
Project: Dual Language Program Teacher Planning  

PS84 LILIAN WEBER 
New York
Project: French phonics and literacy development  

PS110 THE MONITOR 
New York
Project: “Just Right” French Books: Developing independent reading skills and motivation 

E.E. WADDELL LANGUAGE ACADEMY 
North Carolina
Project: Extension of Levelled French Classroom Libraries

LE MONDE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 
Oklahoma
Project: Opening a new French Immersion Public Charter School in Norman, Oklahoma: Le Monde International School  

CHARLEMAGNE ELEMENTARY 
Oregon
Project: CARLA Professional Development  

LE MONDE FRENCH IMMERSION PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL 
Oregon
Project: Literacy Expansion and Support  

SOUTH EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL 
Oregon
Project: Livres pour la Lecture Libre  

BLYTHE ACADEMY OF LANGUAGES 
South Carolina
Project: Ecoutons!  

EDGEMONT ELEMENTRAY SCHOOL 
Utah
Project: Listening Centres for French Immersion Classes

DAVIS SCHOOL DISTRICT 
Utah
Project: Reading Proficiency

DIAMOND RIDGE ELEMENTARY 
Utah
Project: Discover French Culture

FOX HOLLOW ELEMENTARY 
Utah
Project: Creation of a French game-board library

GRANITE SCHOOL DISTRICT 
Utah
Project: In conjunction with the French digital platform, CANOPE, develop videos based on and/or adapted to AAPPL’s Tasks and Topics  

GRANTSVILLE ELEMENTARY 
Utah
Project: Writing, Illustrating and publishing a multi-hand children book

MUELLER PARK JUNION HIGH 
Utah
Project: Acquisition de la langue à travers la lecture pour tous

PROVIDENCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
Utah
Project: Providence Elementary French DLI Resource Library

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH 
Utah
Project: French Bridge Program

KENT GARDENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 
Virginia
Project: Roaring in French! 

MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
Wisconsin
Project: DELF Prim exam funding