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William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Program

Funding Description

The purpose of the Even Start program is to break the cycle of poverty and low literacy by improving the academic achievement of parents and their young children, ages birth through seven years. The program integrates early childhood education, adult education, parenting education, and interactive literacy activities.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations
Required Eligibility Criteria A local educational agency must apply jointly with a community-based organization, public agency, institution of higher education, or other nonprofit organization. Nonprofit organizations must have a track record of working in family literacy programs.
Other Eligibility Considerations Priority will be given to geographical locations within California that have never received Even Start funding and to continuing projects that have met their performance indicators.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K, K, 1, 2, Adult
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Adult


Legal Authority Elementary and Secondary Education Act, No Child Left Behind, Title I, Part B, Subpart 3, Even Start Family Literacy. 2010 Budget Act Item Number 6110-136-0890
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3105 / 8290
Total Available $7,685,000
Recipient Amount $133,015 minimum; $137,265 maximum
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula Newly funded projects receive 90 percent of the maximum award amount and require a 10 percent in-kind match. Projects selected for a second funding cycle receive 50 percent of the maximum award amount and require a 50 percent in-kind match. Projects selected for a third and fourth cycle receive 35 percent of the maximum award amount and require a 65 percent in-kind match.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date August 1, 2010

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Even Start Family Literacy Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Funding is contigent upon federal allocation.


Program Salvador Arriaga, 916-319-0275,
Fiscal Maria A. Amor, 916-319-0606,
Division Early Education & Support Division, 916-319-0848 (phone), 916-319-0135 (fax)
Last Modified: March 12, 2013

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