Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.
For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.
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Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
Purpose of Program:
This program supports local efforts to enhance the oral language, cognitive, and early reading skills of preschool-aged children, especially those from low-income families, through strategies, materials, and professional development that are grounded in scientifically based reading research.
The specific activities for which recipients must use grant funds are identified in section 1222(d) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA).
This and other relevant provisions of the ESEA are included in the application package.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers:
8 4. 359A and 8 4. 359B.
Pre- and full applications for grants under the Early Reading First program, CFDA number 8 4. 359A (pre-application) and CFDA number 8 4. 359B (full application), must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov.
Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your pre- or full application.
You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
You may access the electronic grant application for the Early Reading First competition at http://www.Grants.gov.
You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number.
Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 359, not 8 4. 359A).
The telephone number for the grants.gov Helpdesk is 1-800-518-4726 or e-mail: