The Department of Education issued a notice with corrections to the July 11 call for applications for the new Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. This program supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade within the attendance boundaries of high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools.
The Department of Education estimates that it will distribute 30 awards ranging from $150,000 to $750,000 to LEAs and one to four awards ranging from $3,000,000 to $14,000,000 to national, not-for-profit organizations.
IAL applications are available online and the deadline is August 10, 2012. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number is 84.215G.
Below are the corrections listed in the notice:
- The 2012 notice erroneously listed deadline dates for intergovernmental review under Executive Order (EO) 12372 and its implementing regulations in 34 CFR part 79. The Secretary had decided to waive the EO 12372 review of the July 11, 2012 notice, as authorized under part 79, but the notice did not reflect that decision.
- On page 40867, first column, the Ed Department is removing the third sentence, which reads “Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: October 9, 2012”.
- On page 40870, second column, under the heading “3. Submission Dates and Times”, they are removing the last sentence, which reads “Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: October 9, 2012”.
- On page 40870, second column, under the heading “4. Intergovernmental Review”, we are removing the second sentence.
For more information about the Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant program, read the Reading Today Online article or visit the Department of Education webpage.