by Chevy Martin, Executive Editor, RedRock Reports
APPLICATIONS FOR INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO LITERACY PROGRAM BIRTH THROUGH 12TH GRADE DUE AUGUST 10th!
The Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program is due this week. The purpose is to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade. There is a competitive priority for early learning.
1. If you offer early learning literacy programs, talk with your districts to see if they are considering this grant application.
2. If you offer online literacy products, remember the use of funds is to increase access to a wide range of literacy resources either in print or electronically. Encourage your districts to consider your programs.
3. IAL focuses on high quality literacy activities that address parent involvement; professional development; and school libraries. Should you offer services in any of these areas, seek out districts that may be considering this grant.
An important consideration
A critical component of the IAL program are literacy activities and book distribution efforts that are supported by at least one study that meets the definition of scientifically valid research.
Eligible applicants for IAL grants are (1) A high-need LEA; (2) a national not-for- profit organization that serves children and students within the attendance boundaries of a high-need LEA; (3) a consortium of one or more national not-for-profit organizations that serve children and students within the attendance boundaries of one or more high-need LEAs; or (4) a consortium of high-need LEAs.
Estimated Range of Awards to LEAs: $150,000 to $750,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $500,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 30.
Estimated Range of Awards to national not-for-profit organizations: $3,000,000 to $14,000,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $4,500,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 1-4.
Project Period: Up to 24 months.