The U.S. Department of Education has released their application for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program. The deadline for State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to submit the application is Thursday, September 30, 2010.
The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program is providing $10 million for formula grants for states to create a State Literacy Team to develop literacy plans for students from birth through the 12th grade. According to the guidelines, it is suggested that the State Literacy Teams may include school and/or public librarians. It is critical that every state has a librarian on these teams so the idea of libraries participating in the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program will be represented.