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ELG - Professional Development

 

History and Purpose

House Bill 18-1393 amendments to the Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act) authorized the Early Literacy Grant Annual Professional Development (ELG PD) Program. This grant opportunity is designed to support Colorado educators in implementation of scientifically based reading research (SBRR) programs and strategies for K-3 students. 

An effort championed by the State Board of Education (SBE), these funds are specifically intended for early literacy professional development for elementary educators. 

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ELG - Professional Development Eligibility

Grants may be awarded to an applying local education provider (LEP) that is a school district on a district-wide basis or to individual schools of the school district. An LEP may apply individually or as part of a group of LEPs.  Eligible LEPs include:

  • a school district,
  • BOCES,
  • a district charter school, and
  • an institute charter school.

Applications will be accepted from individual schools but must be authorized and submitted through their LEP. If funded, a charter school’s authorizer would be their fiscal agent.

Funding is restricted to LEPs that are already implementing evidence-based or scientifically based universal instruction and interventions that are resulting in significant student academic growth toward reading competency.  If an application does not provide evidence of this, the application will not be further reviewed or considered for funding.


Allowable Use of Funds

Funds from this opportunity may be used to supplement, not supplant, any funds currently used to support SBRR professional development.

Funding uses that will be considered include:


2022/2023 ELG - Professional Development Grant 

The application window is closed. Applications were due on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. CDE hosted an application information webinar on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. 

 

2022-2023 ELG - Professional Development Information Webinar

This grant opportunity is geared to support Colorado educators in the implementation of scientifically- and evidence-based reading programming and strategies for kindergarten through third grade (K-3) students. These funds are specifically intended for early literacy professional development for elementary educators. This grant opportunity is designed to support Colorado educators in implementation of scientifically based reading research programs and strategies for K-3 students.

 

Application Resources 

 

 

Resources for Active Early Literacy Grant Participants

 

 


Please email Laura Stelling with any questions.