Competitive Grants

Find Competitive Grant Funding Aligned to Our Products 

States and organizations award competitive grant funding through a careful and selective process. Schools or districts must apply for consideration, and eligibility criteria differ from grant to grant. Considering applying for competitive grant funding? Carefully review the funder’s grant guidelines for program requirements and eligibility criteria. 

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Arizona

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center

Deadline: March 6, 2023
Grant Range: $50,000–$120,000 in First Year

  • Funding supports quality out-of-school programs that provide opportunities for academic enrichment and tutorial services to help students meet state academic standards.
  • Funding can support a broad array of activities that complement regular academic programs, offer literacy and other educational services to families of participating students, and must meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects such as reading and math.

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Louisiana

Louisiana Tutoring Initiative

Deadline: April 30, 2023
Grant Range: $40 Million

  • The Steve Carter Literacy Tutoring Program was established through Act 415 during the 2021 spring legislative session. The State of Louisiana Department of Education has designated $40 million of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds toward this tutoring program.
  • The purpose of this grant opportunity is to identify organizations that will provide tutoring services to Grades K–5 public school students who are below reading proficiency to address unfinished learning. All tutoring services must be provided by certified teachers in early elementary or reading or those with a degree in education, English, or other subject indicative of expertise in reading and literacy. Tutoring providers must also agree to complete the Act 108 training by December 31, 2023.

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Nebraska

21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs)

Deadline: February 1, 2023
Grant Range: Not Stated

  • For continuation grants only—first-time grants are not eligible.
  • Applicants must have successfully implemented 21st CCLC programming for five years and aim to continue providing quality 21st CCLC programming to the same population(s) served.
  • Funding supports quality out-of-school programs that provide opportunities for academic enrichment and tutorial services to help students meet state academic standards.
  • Funding can support a broad array of activities that complement regular academic programs, can offer literacy and other educational services to families of participating students, and must meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects such as reading and mathematics.

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South Carolina

2023 Summer Reading Camp Community Partnership Grant

Deadline: February 16, 2023
Grant Range: $700,000 Available with Approximately 10–15 Awards Anticipated

  • Grant supports community partnerships in which community organizations collaborate with local school districts to provide summer reading camps that use volunteers, mentors, or tutors to provide instructional support to readers who need it in elementary schools with a poverty index of 40 percent or greater.
  • The goal is for students to benefit from the summer program, which they must attend regularly, and be engaged in instructional and hands-on learning experiences.
  • Implementation sites must strategize ways to increase student attendance on a consistent basis, including incentives for attendance and establishing frequent parental contact.

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South Carolina

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs)

Deadline: March 6, 2023
Grant Range: Not Stated

  • A 21st CCLC offers academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities to students and their families during non-school hours (i.e., before or after school) or periods when school is not in session (including holidays, weekends, or summers).
  • These funds aim to support academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students—particularly those who attend low-performing schools—to meet the challenging state academic standards.
  • A 21st CCLC can be in an elementary or secondary school or other similarly accessible facility. Centers provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development, including tutoring and mentoring, homework assistance, and academic enrichment.

 

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Districts and schools have used competitive grants to support Curriculum Associates products, including the ones below. If you have questions about competitive grants, please contact us. Our Grants team is here to help.

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i-Ready Learning

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