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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.


The 21-22 Section 35a(4) ISD Early Literacy Coach grant award notifications and letters were emailed to the grant applicant and superintendent via GEMS on October 20, 2021.  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, 2021, to see specific payment information for your district.  The expenditure period for this grant is October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022. 

Section 35a(4) FAQ Document
Section 35a(4) Grant Assurances

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