The Read to Lead Development Council is happy to announce the availability of grant funds aimed at improving literacy and early childhood development. The Council will be looking to award grant funding to the types of projects which:
- Enhance the skills and knowledge (related to the teaching of reading) of practicing educators;
- Provide training on best practices to ensure educators and administrators have the knowledge they need to implement what has been proven to help kids who are struggling to read;
- Enhance the literacy component of 4K programs;
- Offer a strong, evidence-based summer school program for struggling readers;
- Put books into the hands of low-income children and support programs, which encourage parents and caregivers to read to children;
- Support or establish programs to provide parents and caregivers with the skills necessary to foster better oral language development in their children;
- Support or develop collaborations in the community between adult literacy agencies and K-12 schools, so additional reading, writing, and computer literacy skills can be sought by parents wanting to improve their own literacy skills;
- Partner with businesses or organizations to promote the importance of literacy and develop programs to help struggling readers.
The application can be downloaded on the DPI website or on the Read to Lead website. Eligible applicants must submit a completed electronic application by 5:00 PM on March 31, 2014.
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