OSERS Application Assistance for 2019 Grant Competition: 84.326M


Model Demonstration Projects for Early Identification of Students with Dyslexia in Elementary School



The U.S. Department of Education is committed to attracting as many qualified applicants as possible for its discretionary grant competitions. The Department is also committed to an equitable and transparent application process. OSERS is, therefore, providing to interested applicants technical assistance on the application process and application requirements for this competition.

Informational Webinar:

OSERS has posted a pre-recorded webinar providing application instructions and assistance for this competition.

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Application Q & A:

This blog provides applicants with an additional opportunity to ask questions about the application process and the application requirements for this competition. Please submit your questions in the comment box below no later than 5:00 pm ET, on July 24, 2019. OSERS intends to post answers here within two business days of receipt. When submitting your questions, please keep the purpose of this blog in mind. OSERS will only post answers to questions related to the application process and the application requirements for this competition. OSERS will not respond to questions on other topics or to any comments.

For More Information Contact:

During and after the Q & A period, applicants may also call or send questions about the application process and application requirements for this competition to the competition manager:

Kristen Rhoads

Email: Kristen.Rhoads@ed.gov

Phone: 202-245-6715

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll-free, at 1-800-877-8339.

If answers to questions received by telephone or email may be useful to other applicants, OSERS will update the blog.



  1. We see that the project is proposed to be funded for FY 2019. We have concerns about being able to implement the project within the current 2019-2020 school year. If our application is selected, is it permissible to utilize funding for the 2020-2021 school year?

    • Yes, it is permissible for the first full year of implementation to be the 2020-21 school year. However, the latest start date that is allowed for this project would be 1/1/2020. It would be expected that onboarding, need-sensing, recruitment, and/or installation would occur during the second half of the 2019-20 school year (i.e. January 2020 – June 2020).

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