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Additional Instructional Time Grant

Section 35a(5) of the FY 23 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 22-23 Section 35a(5) Additional Instructional Time grant application is now closed.  Grant award notifications and letters will be emailed to the grant applicant and superintendent via GEMS in mid-November.  The expenditure period for this grant is October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023.

Please note:  Grant funds will be allocated dependent upon the number of applicants, and is formula based on an equal amount per eligible first grader based on 21-22 end of school year count.  The grant award amount may vary from a previous year's award.


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

MDE Grant Contact:

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