South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) - Office of Early Learning and Literacy (OELL)
02/15/19 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants to South Carolina school districts working collaboratively with community organizations for summer programs to improve the literacy of elementary school students. Funding is intended for programs or activities in schools with high poverty rates.
The purpose of the Summer Reading Camp (SRC) Community PartnershipGrant (CPG)is to provide students who are significantly below grade-level reading proficiency with the opportunity to receive quality, intensive instructional services and support. Camp staff must ensure that students are provided with a wide selection of texts and genres that are written on multiple reading levels in order to best serve the individual needs of students. For students to benefit from the summer program, they must attend regularly and be engaged in instructional and hands-on learning experiences. Sites should strategize ways to increase student attendance on a consistent basis including incentives for attendance and establishing frequent parental contact.
Allowable activities include evidence-based academic and enrichment activities to supplement academic content. Activities associated with all strategies and/or models must demonstrate a direct and/or indirect link to improving students’ reading abilities. Examples of enrichment activities include music, arts, sports, science, team building, community service, and other activities that allow for building positive relationships, character development, and developing leadership skills.
Funds may be used for books, educational grant-related field trips, stipends for tutors and/or teachers, professional development, and materials to provide hands-on learning experiences. Funds may also be used for grant requirements such as background checks.
For more information on grant requirements, see the RFP document in Supporting Documents below, pages 2-4.
GrantWatch ID#: 182961
Approximately 10–15 grants will be awarded.
Award amounts will be determined based on the quality of applications received and total funding requested.
The 2019 grant funding period is March 20, 2019, through August 15, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applicants should email a notice of intent to apply to:
Ablean Hanna, Education Associate for Early Learning and Literacy
South Carolina Department of Education
Office of Early Learning and Literacy
1429 Senate Street, Suite 926
Columbia, SC 29201
USA: South Carolina