The Federal Register

Applications for New Awards; Comprehensive Centers Program-National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students With Disabilities

Purpose of Program: Section 2244 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, requires the Secretary to establish a comprehensive center on students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability. Comprehensive Centers are typically administered by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. OESE is funding this Center; however, because of the Center’s subject matter, it will be administered jointly by OESE and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

1. Eligible Applicants: Research organizations, institutions, agencies, institutions of higher education, or partnerships among such entities, or individuals, with the demonstrated ability or capacity to carry out the activities described in this notice.

3. Eligible Subgrantees: . . . SEAs; LEAs, including public charter schools that operate as LEAs under State law; IHEs; other public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; freely associated States and outlying areas; Indian tribes or tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations suitable to carry out the activities proposed in the application.

Type of Award: Cooperative agreement.

Estimated Available Funds: $1,475,000.

Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $1,475,000 for a single budget period of 12 months in year one and $1,500,000 for a single budget period in years 2-5.

Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

Nearly one and a half million dollars will be awarded one institution to “establish a comprehensive center on students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability.”

This is a blatant misappropriation of tax dollars collected from American citizens under the guise of providing America’s children with a proper education.

What more do we need to know about students at risk?

They are at risk because our system of education is more concerned with providing profits for corporations than actually educating our children.

When we provide every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their individual gifts and talents we won’t have to worry about discriminating against any child.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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