U.S. Department of Education: Innovative Approaches to Literacy
Deadline: July 17, 2016
Amount: $150,000 to $750,000
Eligibility: local educational agencies (LEAs); national not-for-profit organizations; consortia
The IAL program supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies (high-need LEAs, as defined in the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA)) and schools. The Department intends to support innovative programs that promote early literacy for young children, motivate older children to read, and increase student achievement by using school libraries as partners to improve literacy, distributing free books to children and their families, and offering high-quality literacy activities.