Agency: Education Dept. (DoEd) (Office of Elementary & Secondary Education); Program: Striving Readers (CFDA Number: 84.371C); Eligibility: State educational agencies (SEAs) receive the funding, then must sub-award 95% of the funds to school districts and early childhood nonprofits; Funding (estimated): TBA, $178 million for up to 18 awards was distributed in the last round; Deadline: TBA, the NOFA is to be released in April 10.
Summary: The program 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.
In the past, the program has two absolute priorities: Enabling More Data-Based Decision-Making: an applicant must propose a project that is designed to collect and use high quality data to improve instructional practices; and Improving Learning Outcomes: projects must be designed to improve school readiness and success through Grade 12 in the areas of language and literacy development for disadvantaged students.
Fax (202)260-8969; telephone (202) 453-5998 or Julius Cotton, 202/245-6288, EducationGrantInquiries@ed.gov (email).