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Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program State Grant Competition Development. Public & Expert Input Meetings Washington, DC November 19, 2010. Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL).

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striving readers comprehensive literacy program state grant competition development

Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy ProgramState Grant Competition Development

Public & Expert Input Meetings

Washington, DC

November 19, 2010

striving readers comprehensive literacy srcl
Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL)
  • The goal of this program is to build comprehensive literacy systems in States, serving children from birth to grade 12, in two ways:
    • Formula funding for the creation/maintenance of comprehensive state literacy teams and the development of comprehensive literacy plans.
    • Competitive funding to SEAs for competitive subgrants to LEAs and early learning providers to provide literacy services
srcl fy2010 funding
SRCL FY2010 Funding
  • The appropriation for Striving Readers is $200 million and breaks down as follows:
    • One-half percent set-asides for BIE and Outlying Areas ($1,000,000 each)
    • Five percent for National Activities ($10,000,000)
    • $10 million for formula grants to SEAs for State Literacy Teams, with no State receiving less than $150,000
    • Remainder for competitive grants to SEAs (roughly $178 million)
srcl formula grants
SRCL Formula Grants
  • State Literacy Teams must develop and implement comprehensive literacy plans that address the needs of children from birth to grade 12, particularly English learners and children with disabilities.
  • $10 million in formula funds for State Literacy Teams was awarded October 2010.
  • The minimum funding level is $150,000. Under the Title I formula, most States received $150,000.
srcl competitive grants
SRCL Competitive Grants
  • The FY 2010 competition will occur in spring 2011, with grants awarded during the summer or early fall 2011.
  • Eligible entities are SEAs.
  • Funds must serve children from birth to grade 12; this is a big change from previous literacy programs, which concentrated on specific grade levels.
competitive awards subgrants
Competitive Awards: Subgrants

Must fund services to children from birth to grade 12 “that have the characteristics of effective literacy instruction through professional development, screening and assessment, targeted interventions for students reading below grade level, and other research-based methods of improving classroom instruction and practice.”

competitive awards subgrants1
Competitive Awards: Subgrants
  • SEAs may use up to 5% for State leadership activities
  • SEAs must award 95% of funding to LEAs and early childhood providers, using the following formula:
    • 15% for birth to pre-K;
    • 40% for grades K-5; and
    • 40% for grades 6-12, with equitable distribution between middle and high school.
competitive awards subgrants2
Competitive Awards: Subgrants

By statute, eligible entities for subgrants are:

  • LEAs; or,
  • In the case of early literacy, LEAs or other nonprofit providers of early education that partner with a public or private nonprofit organization or agency with a demonstrated record of effectiveness in improving the early literacy development of children from birth through kindergarten entry and in providing professional development in early literacy, giving priority to agencies or other entities serving greater numbers or percentages of disadvantaged children.
anticipated timeline
Anticipated Timeline
  • Fall 2010: Formula funds awarded to SEAs for comprehensive literacy teams
  • January-February: Publication of Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for discretionary grants
  • March-April: Application deadline for SEAs to apply for discretionary grants
  • August 2011: Successful SEAs receive discretionary grants and prepare for subgrant competition.
goals for the input meetings
Goals for the Input Meetings

Paint a vision of the what a comprehensive literacy program could and should look like at the SEA and LEA levels.

Provide concrete expert and public guidance to ED staff, in response to questions asked in the notice.

Help ED develop a Notice Inviting Applications that requires States to develop the highest quality proposals with the greatest likelihood of positive impact.

invited experts
Invited Experts

Michael Kamil, (add title)

Dorothy Strickland, (add title)

Paige Pullen, (add title)

Nonie Lesaux, (add title)

Jill Slack, (add title)

Wynne Tye, (add title)

agenda
Agenda

9:00-9:15 Welcome/Setting the Stage

9:15-10:45 Expert Presentations, Panel 1

10:45-12: 00 Public Speakers

12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00-1:15 Welcome/Setting the Stage

1:15-2:45 Expert Presentations, Panel 2

2:45-4: 00 Public Speakers

4:45-5:00 Conclusion

housekeeping
Housekeeping
  • Submit questions by index card or via webinar; will address as time permits after speaker presentations
  • Time keeping
  • Cell phones on vibrate please
  • Today’s session will be transcribed and posted to www.ed.gov, together with the presentations
  • Written input can be submitted at this meeting or emailed to striving.readers.comprehensive.literacy@ed.govby 5:00 p.m. today (Nov. 19)
for more information
For more information

For more information about SRCL, see: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/strivingreaders-literacy/index.html

Or contact:

Miriam Lund at miriam.lund@ed.gov

Deborah Spitz at deborah.spitz@ed.gov