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Early Literacy Grant (ELG)

History and Purpose of the Early Literacy Grant Program

In 2012, the Colorado READ Act established an Early Literacy Grant Program. This is a grant program focused on system-wide early literacy efforts that began with the Comprehensive Early Literacy Grant. In 2018, House Bill 18-1393, revised the READ Act to expand the Early Literacy Grants to include two additional grant programs - Sustainability Grants for those completing a Comprehensive Early Literacy Grant and an Annual Literacy Professional Development Grant.

SB 19-199 amended the Colorado READ Act and incorporated changes to the Early Literacy Grant program requiring an update to the rules. The state board approved the amended rules for the administration of the Early Literacy Grant program during the September board meeting. Updates include increased funding, additional reporting requirements and training for K-3 teachers.

Comprehensive Early Literacy Grant Rule

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ELG Announcements & Updates 

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ELG 2024-2025 Professional Development Application Information 


ELG - Webinars & Office Hours

An application information webinar for the ELG Professional Development Grant was held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 3:00 PM. This webinar went over application assistance and information on the application process for the 2024-2025 ELG PD Grant. 

 

 

An application information webinar for the ELG Comprehensive Grant was held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 3:00 PM. This webinar went over application assistance and information on completing the application process for the 2024-2025 Cohort 7 Early Literacy Grant. 

 

 

Frequently Accessed Resources

 


Please email READActELG@cde.state.co.us  with any questions.