Literacy Grants

Early Literacy Grants

LETRS Training Grant

Section 35a(10) of FY 22 State School Aid Act allocates $4,000,000 to MDE to administer and provide training of, in partnership with Lexia┬« Learning, Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) (grades K-3), or LETRS for Early Childhood Educators (LETRS EC) (Pre-K) to interested pre-K-3 educators.  

ISD Early Literacy Coach Grant

Section 35a(4) of the FY 22 State School Aid Act provides $31,500,000 for early literacy coaches at Intermediate School Districts (ISD) to assist teachers in developing and implementing instructional strategies for pupils in grades pre-K to 3 so that pupils are reading at grade level by the end of grade 3.  Each ISD in the state is eligible to receive $112,500 per coach from MDE.

Additional Instructional Time Grant

Section 35a(5) of the FY 22 State School Aid Act provides $19,900,000 to districts for additional instructional time to pupils in grades pre-K to 3 who have been identified as needing additional supports and interventions in order to be reading at grade level by the end of grade 3.

Michigan Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) received a 5-year $16 Million award for the Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant from the U. S. Department of Education. The first year of funding totals $3,175,598 which will be dispersed to five subgrantee local educational agencies (LEAs) to build an educational and professional development literacy system to serve children and students from Birth to Grade 12. This award will specifically focus on high-need, geographically diverse LEAs located in Qualified Opportunity Zones.