ISD Early Literacy Coach Grant

Section 35a(4) of the FY 2018 State School Aid Act provides $7,000,000 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 18-19 Section 35a(4) ISD Early Literacy coach grant award has been announced!  

The approved ISD received an official grant award notification and an award letter via email to the Superintendent on November 16, 2018.  Payments will be made via regular State Aid payments starting with the November State Aid payment.  You can view the State Aid Status Report after November 20, 2018 to see specific payment information for your ISD.  The expenditure period for this grant is October 1, 2018- September 30, 2019. 


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