The U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education released a notice for applications today for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program.

Purpose of Program: The IAL program supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies and schools.The U.S. Department of Education intends to support innovative programs that promote early literacy for young children, motivate older children to read, and increase student achievement by using school libraries as partners to improve literacy, distributing free books to children and their families, and offering high-quality literacy activities.

Be sure to pass this opportunity along to appropriate schools and providers in your state.

For more information: Federal Register /Vol. 79, No. 116 /Tuesday, June 17, 2014 /Notices

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