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Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant: Literacy Lead Agency RFA

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

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.

CLSD Grant Impact Study Webinar RecordingExternal link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 28:41)

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

Certifications and Assurances
Document Description

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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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 26, 2022