Even Start Family Literacy Program - Competitive

Division: Educational Standards and Programs
Office: Language Arts Literacry Education

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Purpose: The Even Start Family Literacy program supports family-centered educational and parenting activities that engage parents and children in a cooperative effort. This effort is designed to empower parents to become full partners in the educational and social development of their children, thus assisting children to reach their full potential as learners. The focus of the Even Start Family Literacy Program is to improve the life chances for New Jersey families by providing instruction, empowering parents, providing adult education instruction, providing parenting education, and developing community partnerships to form a network of providers. The Even Start Family Literacy program is a multi-year grant to the previously-funded agencies who are currently in years 4 or 12 as well as new agencies who were previously funded but did not complete a four-year cycle. Based on the availability of state and federal resources, this competitive year of the grant program will begin October 1, 2010 and end September 30, 2011.

Eligible Agencies: partnership between one or more LEAs and one or more non-profit community-based organizations, institutions of higher education (including two-year and four-year institutions), or public or private nonprofit organizations of demonstrated quality other than an LEA

Approximate Number of Awards: 2 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $403,976 Application Due Date: 8/25/2010