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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 strong projects that are complying with project objectives, are making sufficient progress on the Even Start indicators and have the potential of future sustainability once Federal funds no longer exist.
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. 2011 Budget Act Item Number 6110-136-0890, Section 2.00.
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3105 / 8290
Total Available $1,210,000
Recipient Amount $80,000
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date August 31, 2011

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Even Start Family Literacy Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Federal funding is eliminated for FY 2011-12. The federal government is allocating supplemental funds from FY 2010-11.


Program Salvador Arriaga, 916-319-0275,
Fiscal Maria A. Amor, 916-319-0606,
Division Early Education & Support Division, 916-322-6233 (phone), 916-319-0135 (fax)
Last Modified: March 12, 2013

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