Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge CFDA Number: 84.412

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Purpose of Program:
The purpose of the RTT-ELC program is to improve the quality of early learning and development and close the achievement gap for children with high needs.

The RTT-ELC grant competition focuses on improving early learning and development for young children by supporting States' efforts to increase the number and percentage of low-income and disadvantaged children in each age group of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers enrolled in high-quality early learning and development programs; and designing and implementing an integrated system of high-quality early learning and development programs and services.

Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted in electronic format on a CD or DVD, by mail or hand delivery.

For information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application by mail or hand delivery, please refer to section IV (7) Other Submission Requirements of this notice.

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Related Programs

Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $500,000,000

Who's Eligible

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Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge CFDA Number: 84.412

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: States that meet the following requirements: (a) The Lead Agency must have executed with each Participating State Agency an MOU or other binding agreement that the State must attach to its application, describing the Participating State Agency's level of participation in the grant.

(See Appendix C of this notice.)

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