The Department recently announced the competitive Each Child Reads grant for dyslexia supports in preschool, kindergarten and first grade. The 2022-2023 biennial budget allocated $1 million to the Department to expand its work through the Model Demonstration Project for Early Identification of Students with Dyslexia. The Department will distribute approximately 90% of the award directly to eligible entities to support needs assessment, professional learning and implementing dyslexia supports in instructional practices and programs. Eligible entities include city, local and exempted village school districts, community schools, STEM schools or chartered nonpublic schools serving kindergarten and first grade students. Interested entities must submit a notice of intent to apply by Sept. 23. The final application is due Nov. 3.
This grant will focus on supporting programs to perform a comprehensive needs assessment of early literacy instructional practices and programs and address literacy in preschool through first grade. Grantees may use funds to implement the following:
- A comprehensive needs assessment;
- Professional learning to improve the ability of educators to provide instruction for children with dyslexia or symptoms of dyslexia; and
- Assessments, programs and practices to support comprehensive structured literacy instruction.
For more information, visit the Department’s Dyslexia Supports page.