National Education Technology Plan & Notices Inviting Applications (January 7, 2005)

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Date:         Fri, 7 Jan 2005 09:12:51 -0500
From: "Kickbush, Peter" <Peter.Kickbush@xxxxxx>
Subject: [EDInfo] National Education Technology Plan & Notices Inviting
Applications (January 7, 2005)

  ==> WATCH THE WEBCAST of the unveiling of the 2004 National
      Education Techology Plan on Friday, January 7, at 3:00 pm
      Eastern time.  Secretary Paige and other officials will
      present the plan, "Toward a New Golden Age in American
      Education:  How the Internet, the Law, and Today's Students
      Are Revolutionizing Expectations."  It is based on input from
      thousands of students, educators, administrators, technology
      experts, and organizations.  The plan is available at  The webcast can be viewed at

  ==> RECENT "NOTICES INVITING APPLICATIONS" (grant opportunities)
      from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) & conference
      announcements include those related to:

        *  Early Reading First Program -- CFDA# 84.359A/B

      Additional information about ED funding opportunities,
      including discretionary grant application packages, are at:


      Below is information from the notices inviting applications.
      For more complete information, please see the notice itself;
      however, please note that while we *try* to ensure that the
      version on the web & the Federal Register notice are the same,
      the Federal Register notice is the one to consult for complete
      & authoritative information.

   Early Reading First Program (Federal Register: December 23, 2004
   [CFDA# 84.359A/B])
Purpose of Program: This program supports local efforts to enhance
the oral language, cognitive, & early reading skills of preschool-
age children especially those from low-income families, through
strategies, materials, & professional development that are grounded
in scientifically based reading research.
     Dates: Applications Available: December 28, 2004 (pre- & full
     Deadline for Transmittal of Pre-Applications: February 7, 2005.
     Deadline for Transmittal of Full Applications: May 2, 2005 (for
applicants invited to submit full applications only).
     Eligible Applicants: The term "eligible applicant" means the
following: (a) One or more local educational agencies (LEAs) that
are eligible to receive a subgrant under the Reading First program
(title I, part B, subpart 1, Elementary & Secondary Education Act
of 1965, as amended (ESEA)), (b) one or more public or private
organizations or agencies (including faith-based organizations)
located in a community served by an eligible LEA; or (c) one or
more eligible LEAs, applying in collaboration with one or more
eligible organizations or agencies.  To qualify under paragraph (b)
of this definition, the organization's or agency's application must
be on behalf of one or more programs that serve preschool-age
children (such as a Head Start program, a child care program, or a
family literacy program such as Even Start, or a lab school at a
university), unless the organization or agency itself operates a
preschool program.
     Estimated Available Funds: $104,160,000.
     Estimated Range of Awards: $750,000-$4,500,000.
     Estimated Average Size of Awards: $2,800,000.
     Estimated Number of Awards: 23-139.

     Additional Information: Applicable regulations, priorities, &
other information are available in the Federal Register notice.

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           Peter Kickbush & Kirk Winters
           U.S. Department of Education


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