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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. The local literacy plans will be created in accordance with a Statewide comprehensive literacy plan.  The five LEA subgrantees selected for this project will improve literacy outcomes for all students and reduce disparities for underrepresented groups including those who are economically-disadvantaged, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities. The project leverages numerous existing organizations, groups, and resources to streamline delivery of literacy instruction and increase implementation of evidence-based practices. The result will be an effective and sustainable Statewide system of support. The project objectives include an annual increase in student literacy proficiency of at least 5%, or maintenance of a high level of performance (80% of students at or above benchmark), for Pre-K - Grade 12 students in 80% of participating LEAs.  

Webinar Resources

MDE staff hosted an informational webinar at 11 a.m. on November 17, 2020.  The webinar provided information and answered questions on the application process.

Michigan Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (MiCLSD) Webinar Recording
MiCLSD Webinar Presentation

Grant Awards Announced

Grant Award Announcement Press Release

MiCLSD Grant Documents

Approved MiCLSD Grant Narrative
Approved MiCLSD Budget Narrative
MDE Grant Award Press Release
MDE Grant Opportunity Memo

LEA Competitive Grant Application

This is an application PREVIEW. All who submitted an Intent to Apply by November 23, 2020, will receive directions for how to submit the official application via MEGS+ when the system is available.

MiCLSD Grant Sub-Grantee Application Preview
MiCLSD Grant Application Checklist
MiCLSD Grant Budget Worksheet

Application Resources

MiCLSD Grant Partnerships (links included)
MiCLSD Grant Partnership Costs (links included)
Literacy Theory of Action

MDE Grant Contact:

Please direct all inquiries to