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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.



The 21-22 Section 35a(5) Additional Instructional Time grant award notifications and letters were emailed to the grant applicant and superintendent via GEMS on October 18, 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. 

Research-Based Effective Literacy Instruction Professional Learning List

Section 35a(9) states that districts or intermediate school districts who expend any funding received under 35a(5) for professional learning must choose from a department-approved list.  Please see the approved list below.

Research-Based Effective Literacy Instruction Professional Learning List

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