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Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant: Literacy Lead Agency RFA

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Literacy Lead Agencies will build expertise in the priorities identified in the State Literacy Plan and implement the strategies as a multi-year small-scale pilot with local districts. These strategies must align with state guidance and policies, be evidence-based, and support the literacy needs of economically disadvantaged and high-needs students. Grantees will support teachers in their region to improve comprehensive literacy instruction with a focus on statewide literacy priorities for each age and grade span.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The lead applicant must be a county office of education (COE), or consortia of COEs, with demonstrated abilities and expertise developing, implementing, and supporting local educational agencies and their schools in literacy. This includes, but is not limited to leading professional learning networks and demonstrated literacy instruction and support programs that are focused on evidence-based family literacy strategies and projects that increase educational options for groups of students who have traditionally been underserved.
Other Eligibility Considerations COEs are encouraged to partner as a consortia with other COEs to submit a proposal to serve as a Local Literacy Lead Agency. If a consortia of COEs submits an application, one COE must be identified as the lead applicant.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Birth
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Sections 2222-2225 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 authorizes the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Grant.
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4038 / 8290
Total Available $36,051,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The California Department of Education shall issue $36,049,827 in grants, based upon merit, to successful applicants using the following funding formula: One grant for birth to age five programs for $5,685,867; Three grants for TK-5 programs for $5,060,660 each; Three grants for grades 6-12 programs for $5,060,660 each.

Important Dates

Date Application Available May 3, 2021
Due Date June 25, 2021
Expected Notification Date August 11, 2021

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications []
Background Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsCLSD: Literacy Lead Agencies []
Other Unavailable


Program Erika St. Andre, 916-323-4861,
Fiscal Larina Moreno, 916-323-5851,
Division Educator Excellence & Equity Division , 916-323-4630
Last Modified: March 14, 2022
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