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Ready-To-Learn Television Program: Programming Projects

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Education, Headquarters and Regional Offices, Discretionary Grant and Mandatory Grant Competitions
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Explore all postings for this grant program:
  • Original Grant - Mar 14, 2005
Applications Due:

May 13, 2005
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 13, 2005. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 13, 2005. Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicants that plan to apply for funding under this competition are encouraged to indicate an intent to apply via e-mail notification sent to ReadytoLearnintent@ed.gov no later than April 13, 2005. Applicants that fail to supply this e-mail notification may still apply for funding under this notice.

total funding: $20,000,000
max award: $10,000,000
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: 2
type of funding: Cooperative Agreement

Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html.
Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
Purpose of Program: The Ready-To-Learn (RTL) Television program supports awards to: (1) Develop, produce and distribute educational and instructional video programming for preschool and early elementary school children and their parents in order to facilitate academic achievement; (2) facilitate the development of educational programming for preschool and elementary school children and the accompanying support materials and services that promote the effective use of such programming; (3) facilitate the development of programming and digital content containing RTL-based children's programming and resources for parents and caregivers that is specially designed for nationwide
distribution over public television stations' digital broadcasting channels and the Internet; (4) contract with entities, such as public telecommunications entities, so that programs developed are disseminated and distributed to the widest possible audience appropriate to be served by the programming, and through the use of the most appropriate distribution technologies; and (5) develop and disseminate education and training materials, including interactive
programs and programs adaptable to distance learning technologies that are designed to (a) promote school readiness; and (b) promote the effective use of materials developed through the program among parents, teachers, Head Start providers, Even Start providers, providers of family literacy services, child care providers, early childhood development personnel, elementary school teachers, public librarians, and after school program personnel caring for preschool and elementary school children.
The Department will hold two separate competitions under this program. Both programming and outreach grantees will be expected to collaborate on RTL activities. Eligible applicants may apply for grants under programming projects (CFDA No. 84.295A) and outreach projects (CFDA No. 84.295B).
Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov Apply site (Grants.gov). For information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application electronically or by mail or hand delivery if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, please refer to section IV.6. Other Submission Requirements in the official application notice. We do not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements.
You may access the electronic grant application for RTL at: http://www.grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search. The telephone number of the Grants.gov Helpdesk is: 1-800-518-4726.

Who can apply:

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Ready-To-Learn Television

More Information:

Ready-To-Learn Television Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Cotton, Julius
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Lark, Tonja

Address Info:

Joseph Caliguro/Norma Fleischman, U.S. Dept. of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-5900. Telephone: (202) 205-5449 (J. Caliguro) or (202) 205-5482 (N. Fleischman), or e-mail: Joseph.Caliguro@ed.gov or Norma.Fleischman@ed.gov.

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