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ISD Early Literacy Coach Grant

Section 35a(4) of the FY 24 State School Aid Act provides $42,000,000 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 is eligible to receive $125,000 per coach from the MDE and must have a minimum of 2 early literacy coaches.


The 23-24 Section 35a(4) ISD Early Literacy Coach grant application is now available. The application window is September 28 – October 27, 2023.

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

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