Applicant Information

Notice Inviting Applications for Comprehensive Center Programs

In FY2021 the Department anticipates making a new 5-year grant award for the National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities under the authority provided in section 2244 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. The 5-year grant award will be a cooperative agreement for a comprehensive center designed to improve literacy skills for students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability, including dyslexia, and ultimately better prepare these students to compete in a global economy. On March 12, 2021, the Department published a Notice of Proposed Priority, Requirement, and Definitions for this grant competition in the Federal Register for public comment. Comments are due by April 12, 2021.

Notice of Proposed Priority, Requirement, and Definitions:

The Notice Inviting Applications for the FY2020 Comprehensive Centers was published on April 4, 2019. Applications were due by May 24, 2019. Awards were made by the end of FY2019.

Notice Inviting Applications:

Notice of Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Performance Measures:

Webinars for Interested Applicants:

The Department conducted webinars for prospective applicants on April 11, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM and April 17, 2019 from 1:30 -3:30 PM Eastern Time. Access resources associated with the webinars, including responses to questions received during the webinars, below:

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Last Modified: 03/12/2021