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National Projects Requests for FY10


Reach Out and Read, U.S. Department of Education - $10 million for Reach out and Read, a national program that promotes literacy and language development in infants and young children, targeting disadvantage and poor children and families.
 
National Writing Project, U.S. Department of Education - $30 million for the National Writing Project which provides support for a national infrastructure of more than 200 writing projects sites that serve their local schools and teaching communities with high-quality teacher professional development in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
Reading is Fundamental, U.S. Department of Education - $28 million to enhance the RIF program to provide millions of underserved children with free books for personal ownership and reading encouragement from the more than 18,000 locations throughout all fifty states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Education for Democracy Act, U.S. Department of Education - $35 million for the Education for Democracy Act to support programs that represent the federal government’s most effective means of educating American students about the fundamental ideals of our nation and to assist emerging democracies in establishing a political culture supportive of democratic values, principles, and institutions.