ISD Early Literacy Coach Grant
Section 35a(4) of the FY 2019 State School Aid Act provides $21,000,000 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.
The 19-20 Section 35a(4) ISD Early Literacy Coach grant application has closed.
MDE Grant Contact:
Please direct all inquiries to MDE-EarlyLiteracy@michigan.gov.