Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program

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FY 2016 Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria: Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program

Deadline: Your comments must be received on or before July 20, 2016.

Federal Register Notices

  • Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria - Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Program; Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 93 (May 16, 2017), p. 22419, can be found here: FY17 SRCL NFP

  • Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for (FY) 2017 - Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program; Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 93 (May 16, 2017), p. 22523, can be found here: FY17 SRCL NIA .

  • FY 2017 Application Package (84.371C) Discretionary *Please note that applicants should download the required application forms through Grants.gov with this link: FY17 SRCL Application Package

Tips and Assistance

  • The webinar is a pre-recorded session. To access the recording, click here. The webinar slides and verbatim notes are also posted.

  • The corresponding Webinar Slides with verbatim notes (this is the transcript for the webinar recording)

  • Evidence Guidance Document (PDF, 259KB)

  1. If an SEA does not have high school state assessment for reading, does the GPRA indicator for the percentage of participating high school students who meet or exceed proficiency on State reading/ language arts assessments under section 1111(b)(2)(B)(v)(I) of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA.

      Response: SEA’s must report on the GPRA indicators to the extent such data is available. SEAs do not have to conduct additional testing to report on GPRA Measures.
  2. Is it allowable for grantees to use an external evaluator to evaluate the effectiveness of the SRCL program implementation?

      Response: Yes, grantees have the flexibility and are encouraged to work with an external evaluator to evaluate the effectiveness of the SRCL program.
  3. Are SEAs allowed to use funds to pay independent peer reviewers to review SRCL applications?

      Response: SEA’s could use part of the 5% administrative funding to support the SEA’s independent peer review process as long as the funds are designated in the approved budget.
  4. Does the SEA’s comprehensive literacy plan have to be submitted as part of the SEA’s SRCL application?

      Response: SEA applications that do not include the State Comprehensive Literacy Plan as part of the application will be reviewed; however, if the application falls within funding range, the Department may require that the plan is submitted prior to making the grant award.
  5. Our State comprehensive literacy plan was last reviewed in 2012. Does this make our state ineligible?

      Response: The Department’s expert peer reviewers will make determinations as to if the SRCL application narrative provides sufficient support and justification that the SEA applicant has fulfilled the State comprehensive literacy plan requirement, including the use of a recent (conducted in the past five years) and comprehensive needs assessment to inform the State’s comprehensive literacy plan.
  6. For the SRCL program, what entities would be considered nonprofit providers of early childhood education? Also, please clarify what is meant by “a demonstrated record of effectiveness.

      Response: Nonprofit providers of early childhood education could be any entity that carries out an early childhood education program, including an LEA, charter school, educational service agency, Head Start program, licensed child care provider, municipality or other local government agency, tribe or Indian organization, institution of higher education, libraries and museums, and other eligible licensed providers as defined by the State, or a consortium thereof, if defined as such by the State. Additionally, the SEA should determine how the State defines a demonstrated record of effectiveness in improving language and early literacy development of children from birth through age five and in providing professional development in language and early literacy development.
  7. For the SRCL program:

      1. Does the SEA first determine the amount of state administrative funding (not to exceed 5%) and then award the remaining amount (not less than 95%) to eligible subgrantees?
        • Response: Yes.

      2. Does the SEA have to budget administrative funding according to the 15/40/40 age distribution requirement?
        • Response: No. The SEA should complete the budget portion of the SRCL application according to the instructions for the budget portion of the SRCL application (ED Form 524).

You may contact:

Cindy Savage at Cindy.Savage@ed.gov


2011 Applications

2011 Application (84.371C) Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) (Posted for Historic Purposes Only)

2011 Application (84.371C) Outlying Areas (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, and U.S. Virgin Islands)(Posted for Historic Purposes Only)

Timeline and Closing Dates for Submission of Striving Reading Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) discretionary grants (84.371C): Closed May 9, 2011

Awards Announced

  • Formula Awards - October, 2010 (No Longer Funded)
  • Discretionary Awards - September 7, 2011

GPRA Performance Measures

Federal Register Notices

  • Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for (FY) 2011- Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Discretionary Grant Program; Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 47 (March 10, 2011), p. 13143,
    download files MS WORD (1.2M) | PDF

  • Notice of Information Collection - Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy State Formula Grant Application, Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 58 (March 26, 2010), p. 14582,
    download files PDF

Current Application (84.371B) Formula (No Longer Funded)

  • 2010 Application Package:
    download files MS WORD (1.2M)

FY 2011 Application (84.371C) Discretionary

  • 2011 Application Package:
    download files MS WORD (1.2M)


















   
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