Applying for the Grand Challenge
Thanks to everyone who submitted applications to All Children Reading. As of January 31, 2012, 2 PM EST, we are no longer accepting applications. As soon as we have more information we'll post it here.
All Children Reading Fund
Under this Request For Applications, USAID and its partnering organizations are calling upon for-profit companies, non-governmental organizations and associations, academic/educational research institutions, faith-based organizations, civil society and foundations—together or in partnership—to take up this challenge and to compete for the approximately US$7.5 million in seed grant and first round RFA funding.
Applicants are encouraged to “think outside of the box” using creative practices and methodologies to develop innovations clearly linked to improving student learning outcomes in primary grade reading.
Illustrative Areas of Interest
The All Children Reading organizers are interested in funding innovations that will result in (1) widespread access to improved teaching and learning materials and (2) better education data to support decision-making, transparency, incentives and accountability; both of which are essential to advance the goal of all children reading in the primary grades. In this context, "innovation" refers to novel business or organizational models, operational or production processes, or products or services that lead to substantial and sustainable improvements in student reading in primary grades. Find illustrative areas of interest here.
There will be a three week Question and Answer period. It starts November 18, 2011 and goes until 2 PM EST on December 9, 2011. If you have a question, please submit it by sending an email to AllChildrenReading@usaid.gov.
The Question period has officially been extended to January 3, 2012 2 PM EST (19:00 GMT). (See Amendment)
To Submit Your Application
Send an email to AllChildrenReading@usaid.gov no later than January 31, 2012, 2:00 PM EST.
See the RFA by going to grants.gov.