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ISD Early Literacy Coach Grant

Section 35a(4) of the FY 23 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 22-23 Section 35a(4) ISD Early Literacy Coach 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.

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

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