DoEd to Release New Literacy Grant Competition

Agency: EdDeptOfEd_largeucation Dept.-DoEd (Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE); Program: Innovative Approaches to Literacy (CFDA No. 84.215G); Eligibility: Schools, school districts and nonprofits; Funding: TBA, in the last round, DoEd made $24 million for 31 awards (no match required); Deadline: TBD (expect a NOFA in January with an April deadline).

Grants support K-12 school literacy programs. These grants go to school districts and their nonprofit partners to help teachers use innovative interventions to improve school literacy and spur student achievement. This competition replaces a number of smaller literacy programs that DoEd has closed. There is no novice priority. The efforts to help students do better in the classroom should include using school libraries, distributing free books to children and their families, and offering high-quality literacy activities.

Priority in the last round of competition went to applicants whose programs promote early literacy for young children, motivate older children to read, address the needs of rural schools, make better use of technology and increase student achievement.

Info: Beth Yeh, or telephone (202) 205-5798; (most recent NOFA);   Julius Cotton, 202/245-6288,

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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