Striving Readers

 

The objective of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program is to advance literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, reading and writing for students from birth through grade 12, including limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.371
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants; PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Authorization
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title I, Part E, Section 1502; FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act , Public Law 111-117.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and local educational agencies are eligible applicants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The Striving Readers Adolescent Literacy program benefits adolescent students (in grades 6-12) who are reading below grade level. The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program benefits children and youth from birth through 12th grade.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must prepare and submit an application in accordance with the Application and Instructions published on the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy website at http://www.ed.gov/programs/strivingreaders-literacy/index.html. OMB required assurances and certifications include: Standard Forms 424B (Assurances for Non-Construction Programs), including the assurances relating to the legal authority to apply for assistance; access to records; conflict of interest; merit systems; nondiscrimination; Hatch Act provisions; labor standards; flood hazards; historic preservation; protection of human subjects; animal welfare; lead-based paint; Single Audit Act; and the general agreement to comply with all applicable Federal laws, executive orders and regulations; lobbying in Department Form 80-0013, Standard Form-LLL, Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying.
Award Procedure
The Department of Education notifies successful applicants of awards.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the full application deadline.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Applicants may apply for a project period of up to 5 years. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and satisfactory progress.
How are proposals selected?
The selection criteria will be included in the application package. For additional information please visit the website http://www.ed.gov/programs/strivingreaders-literacy/index.html.
How may assistance be used?
Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy formula grantees must use these funds to carry out the activities described in their approved applications. Formula grant funds may be used for costs that are reasonable, necessary, and integral in creating or supporting a State Literacy Team with expertise in literacy development and education for children from birth to grade 12 to assist the state in developing a comprehensive literacy plan. (Note that formula grants were funded only in FY 2010.) Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy competitive grantees must use these funds to create a comprehensive literacy program to advance literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, reading and writing. These funds must be used for services and activities that have characteristics of effective literacy instruction through professional development, screening and assessment, targeted interventions for students reading below grade level and other research-based methods of improving classroom instruction and practices for all students.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Annual progress reports must be submitted at the end of the budget period. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. No expenditure reports are required. Performance monitoring is included in the annual progress report.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR 80. State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $100,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $100,000 within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made in accordance with the Appendix to EDGAR, Part 80.
Records
In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain records must be retained for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Applies only to the $10 million in FY 2010 funds available for State Literacy Teams.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Applicants may apply for a project period of up to 5 years. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and satisfactory progress. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Sylvia Lyles Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, , Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: sylvia.lyes@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-2551
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/programs/strivingreaders/index.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0900-0-1-501.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $158,000,000; FY 15 est $160,000,000; and FY 16 est $160,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Current Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR Parts 74, 74, 76, 77,79,80,81,82,85,86,97,98,and 99. Contact the program office for additional information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.

 



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