Intent to apply and eligibility for Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant – Limited second round available now

9/21/2020

The Ohio Department of Education announces a limited second round competition for the Comprehensive Literacy State Development subgrant. The Department awarded the first round of Comprehensive Literacy State Development subgrants in July 2020, including all subgrants for early childhood and kindergarten through grade 5. Additional applications are requested for grades 6 through 8 and grades 9 through 12 only in this limited second round.
 
The Ohio Department of Education 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 Ohio’s students. 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 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, which is on the Department’s website. The grant also will support professional learning and coaching. The partnership between the proposed 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 traditionally have been underserved.
 
Details regarding this limited second round, including steps to apply, eligibility requirements and the intent to apply, can be found on the Comprehensive Literacy State Development grant webpage. Additional questions can be directed to ComprehensiveLiteracy@education.ohio.gov.