Early Literacy Intervention Grant

Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning has allocated $7,300,000 in the Early Literacy Initiative Grant Program to support school divisions in their ongoing efforts to provide early literacy intervention programs for the lowest achieving students in literacy in Grade 1 of the English or Français program and Grade 1 or 2 of the French Immersion program. The intent of the funding is to support the implementation of early literacy intervention programs that have clearly demonstrated success in increasing the reading and writing proficiency of the lowest achieving students in the grades listed and that are supplemental to classroom programs.

The early literacy intervention funding initiative provides support for the following three program categories in Grade One:

  • Reading Recovery® programs;
  • Externally developed early literacy programs that have demonstrated success in increasing the reading and writing proficiency of the lowest achieving students in Grade One, as shown in the research/literature;
  • Locally developed early literacy intervention programs that have demonstrated or have the potential to demonstrate success in increasing the reading and writing proficiency of the lowest achieving students in Grade One, as shown through the funding application process.

Priorities of the Early Literacy Intervention Funding Initiative

The priorities for funding early literacy intervention programs in 2014-2015 are:

  • Supporting existing Reading Recovery® programs;
  • Supporting the implementation of existing early literacy intervention programs;
  • Introducing new early literacy intervention programs that have the potential to demonstrate success in increasing the reading and writing proficiency of the lowest achieving students in Grade One.

Requirements and Timelines

For New or Existing Programs:

  • Costs related to travel, materials and meals will not be eligible for Department support.
  • Project grants will not exceed the eligible allocation.
  • Project grants should not duplicate activities funded through other sources.

Program Plan for 2014-2015

For the 2014-2015 school year, divisions are required to submit a proposed ELI plan by October 31, 2014. The plan must include:

  • Expected Learner Outcomes
  • Data Sources and indicators
  • Strategies
  • Financial Reporting (projected Budget for 2013-2014 school year)

For the 2014-2015 school year, school divisions are required to submit an evaluation report by October 31, 2014. This report must include:

  • Outcomes targeted for 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
  • Results achieved through implementation of ELI program in 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014
  • Financial Reporting (actual expenditures for 2013-2014 school year)

Categorical Grant Plan and Results Report Templates

The Categorical Grant Review Financial Report is to be submitted annually, whereas the written School Division Categorical Grant Outcomes Report, containing the previous years’ results and plan for the current year, is submitted every third year. Please use the following blank templates:

Sample completed templates are also available.


Process

In the 2007-2008 school year, a revised categorical grants reporting process was implemented. The process involves a three-year reporting cycle with visits to school divisions on a rotational basis. For additional information visit the Grants in Education website.

Submit Early Literacy Intervention Initiative Planning/Evaluation Report by October 31, 2014. Reports will be reviewed by the Categorical Grant Review Team in November 2014. Approved plans are to be implemented during the 2014-2015 school year.


Contact

For additional information, please contact Allyson Matczuk at 204-945-4687 or toll free at 1-800-282-8069, ext. 4687.