DoEd Will Release New Striving Readers Solicitation

libraryThe Education Dept.’s Elementary & Secondary Education Office will soon release the application for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program (SRCLP) (CFDA Number: 84.371C). The NOFA is to be released in September with an October deadline.

The program, which last offered new awards in FY 2011, aims to advance the literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing, for children from birth through grade 12 including limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities. The SRCL program offers discretionary (CFDA Number: 84.371C) and formula (CFDA Number: 84.371B) funding.

State educational educations agencies use formula grants to support State Literacy Teams with expertise in literacy development and education for children from birth to grade 12 to assist in developing a comprehensive literacy plan. Funding is TBA.

State educational agencies will vie for the discretionary funding to operate comprehensive literacy programs in conjunction with state teams to advance literacy skills — including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing — for students from birth through grade 12, including limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities.

Info: Rosemary Fennell, 202/401-2425; e-mail,;  for more on SRCLP, please visit (website).

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