Deadlines and process...
Deadlines will be published in the Federal Register. Contact the program office for application deadlines and information.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the full application deadline.
Eligible applicants who wish to receive an Early Reading First grant must submit a pre-application of no more than ten pages which addresses four criteria: the program's vision, program plan, continuity of services, and how they will measure the program's success. The pre-application must also include an estimated budget. Further information on preparing the pre-application can be found in the Federal Register and the Application package. Only those submissions rated highly in this competitive peer review process and deemed to have the potential to become successful projects will be invited to submit full Early Reading First applications. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372,"Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Applicants may apply for a project period of up to six years. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.