Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program

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Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to improve student reading skills and academic achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.364A. Applications for grants under the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program-CFDA Number 84.364A must be submitted electronically using the Apply site at: Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us. You may access the electronic grant application for Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program at: You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search. The telephone number for the Helpdesk is 1-800-518-4726.
Federal Grant Title: Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program
Federal Agency Name: Department of Education
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-021006-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 84.364
CFDA Descriptions: Literacy through School Libraries
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Apr 11, 2006 Applications Available: February 10,
Posted Date: Feb 10, 2006
Creation Date: Feb 10, 2006
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $18,901,586
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible Applicants: Local educational agencies (LEAs) in which at least 20 percent of the students served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line based on the most recent satisfactory data available from the U.S. Census Bureau at the time this notice is published. These data are Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates for school districts for income year 2003. A list of LEAs with their family poverty rates (based on these Census Bureau data) is posted on our Web site at:
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Julius Cotton
ED FedGrants System Admin.
Phone (202) 245-6140
Program Manager:
Irene Harwarth
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3W227
Washington, DC 20202-
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