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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:


2023-2024 ELG - Professional Development Grant 

The 2023-2024 ELG - PD application window will open January 18, 2023. Applications are due by Wednesday, March 15, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. CDE will host an application information webinar on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. 

Click here to register for 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.

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2023-2024 Application Resources 

 

 

ELG - Professional Development Grantees

2019-2020 ELG - PD grant consisted of 53 schools from 8 districts in 3/8 regions of the state.

ELG - PD 2019-2020 Grantees

2020-2021 ELG - PD grant consisted of 41 schools from 10 districts in 5/8 regions of the state.

ELG - PD 2020-2021 Grantees

2021-2022 ELG - PD grant consisted of 30 schools from 9 districts in 6/8 regions of the state.

ELG - PD 2021-2022 Grantees

2022-2023 ELG - PD grant consists of 41 schools from 9 districts in 4/8 regions of the state.

ELG - PD 2022-2023 Grantees

 

Resources for Active Early Literacy Grant Participants

 

 


Please email Laura Stelling with any questions.