Literacy Coaches Grant

Section 35a(4) of the FY 2017 State School Aid Act provides $6,000,000 for early literacy coaches at Intermediate School Districts (ISD) to assist teachers in developing and implementing instructional strategies for pupils in grades K-3 so that pupils are reading at grade level by the end of grade 3.  Each ISD in the state is eligible to receive $75,000 per coach from MDE but the ISD must provide funds for at least 50% of the grant amount awarded to support the cost of the coach.  In other words, since grant awards may not exceed $75,000 per coach, the maximum required ISD matching allocation would be $37,500 per coach.

Round 1 Grant Award Announced - January 3, 2018

The round 1 grant award has been announced!  

The approved ISD will receive an official grant award notification and an award letter via U.S. mail to the Superintendent by January 10, 2018.  Payments will be made via regular State Aid payments starting with the December State Aid payment.  You can view the State Aid Status Report after December 20, 2017 to see specific payment information for your ISD.

Round 2 Grant Award Announced - January 11, 2018

The round 2 grant award has been announced!  

The approved ISD will receive an official grant award notification and an award letter via U.S. mail to the Superintendent by January 19, 2018.  Payments will be made via regular State Aid payments starting with the January State Aid payment.  You can view the State Aid Status Report after January 20, 2018 to see specific payment information for your ISD.

Round 3 Grant Award TBD

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The 17-18 ISD Literacy Coaches grant is closed; all funds have been allocated.

 

MDE Grant Contact:

Please direct all inquiries to MDE-EarlyLiteracy@michigan.gov.