Update 3/13/20

Based on the Governor’s recently announced Executive Order following the confirmation of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ohio, we are providing a Request for Application (RFA) extension for the Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant. Subgrant applications are now expected no later than June 10, 2020 at 4:59 PM in the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP). We plan to award subgrants in mid to late August.  

Appendix 4 of the application requires K-12 applicants to attach the results of the building level Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory for proposed model sites or submit information regarding the scheduling of the Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory during the 2019-20 school year.  

We will no longer require applicants to complete the Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory (R-TFI) during the 2019-20 school year. If the applicant has not completed the Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory as outlined in Appendix 4, the applicant may submit the required explanation with an administration date scheduled for no later than October 1, 2020.  

More detailed information about any potential changes in application requirements will be shared. We encourage subgrantee applicants to submit their Request for Application if ready at this time. 

For additional information about the Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant, please visit our website or send questions to ComprehensiveLiteracy@education.ohio.gov

The Ohio Department of Education recently was awarded $42 million for a Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to build on ongoing work to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children. Approximately 95 percent of the award will be distributed directly to local districts, community schools and early childhood education programs to improve literacy outcomes for children from birth through grade 12.

This four-year subgrant will focus on developing model comprehensive literacy sites in early childhood education programs and district preschools as well as elementary, middle and high schools across the state. The model sites will concentrate on implementing practices consistent with Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement. The grant also will support professional learning and coaching. The partnership between the model sites and the Department will allow early childhood education programs, districts, schools and families to improve student literacy and increase educational options available to students who have been traditionally underserved.

Subgrant Application Information

Local Literacy Plan

Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement


General Resources

Application Development Resources

Send questions to ComprehensiveLiteracy@education.ohio.gov

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