DoEd to Release Striving Readers Competition

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.

Info:; (most recent NOFA); Cindy Savage,

Fax (202)260-8969; telephone (202) 453-5998 or Julius Cotton, 202/245-6288, (email).

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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