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Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant: Literacy Lead Agency RFA

Due: Friday, June 25, 2021

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.

Program Questions: Erika St. Andre, email:, phone: 916-323-4861

Downloading Questions:  Maxine Wheeler, Standards Implementation Support Office, email:, telephone: 916-323-4746.

Completed applications are due by Friday, June 25, 2021, before 4:00 p.m.

Document Description
Request for Applications (RFA) (DOCX; Updated 8-June-2021)
Instructions and application for fiscal year 2021–22.
Budget (XLSX; Updated 25-May-2021) Fillable XLSX form for the budget. Updated on May 25, 2021, to fix expenditure dates and clarify indirect costs.
Form C (DOCX) Form C: Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD): Literacy Lead Agency Statement of Assurances
CLSD Grant: Literacy Lead Agency Online Application CLSD Grant: Literacy Lead Agency Online Application. Please see Appendix B of the RFA for scoring rubric.

CLSD RFA Technical Assistance Webinar 

May 11, 2021 
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 

Webinar Slides (PDF)

Questions and Answers (Updated June 8, 2021)

CLSD Kindergarten through Grade Five National Evaluation Impact Study Webinar

June 1, 2021
9:00–10:00 a.m.

Event has passed.

Errata Provides corrections regarding the web link to the General Assurances and documentation for partnerships. (Posted June 8, 2021)

Certifications and Assurances
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General Assurances & Certifications

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

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