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.

2020 Ohio's Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant Awards


Subgrant Application Information - 2nd Round

Local Literacy Plan

Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement


Subgrant Application Information - 1st Round



General Resources

Application Development Resources

In response to Ohio’s ordered school-building closure, the Department is releasing additional resources to support interested applicants in developing applications for the Comprehensive Literacy State Development Subgrant. 

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