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U.S. Department of Education Literacy grant opportunity: Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program

4/30/2018

The U.S. Department of Education is looking for applicants for its Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant program. The federal department is looking for applications from districts that want to develop and enhance effective school library programs, offer early literacy services and provide high-quality books to children and adolescents from low-income communities to increase reading motivation, performance and frequency.
 
The department will give competitive preference to:

  1. Applications promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), with a focus on computer science; and
  2. Applications serving rural districts.
Detailed information is available on the website. The Ohio Department of Education encourages applicants to align their proposed projects with Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement.
 
The U.S. Department of Education expects to award more than $26 million in new grants in September 2018. The grant program has a three-year funding cycle. Eligible applicants include districts with 25 percent or more students living in poverty; national nonprofits that serve children in the attendance boundaries of one or more high-needs districts; a consortium of high-needs districts or the Bureau of Indian Education. Please see the application for more details.