Race to the Top--Early Learning


  • Type: Federal
  • Source: U.S Depts. Of Education And Health And Human Services
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  • Award Min: $50,000,000.00
  • Award Max: $99,999,999.99
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Oct 19, 2011


The Purpose Of The RTT-ELC Program Is To Improve The Quality Of Early Learning And Development And Close The Achievement Gap For Children With High Needs. The RTT-ELC Grant Competition Focuses On Improving Early Learning And Development For Young Children By Supporting States' Efforts To Increase The Number And Percentage Of Low-income And Disadvantaged Children In Each Age Group Of Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers Enrolled In High-quality Early Learning And Development Programs; And Designing And Implementing An Integrated System Of High-quality Early Learning And Development Programs And Services.

Additional Info:
Meredith Farace, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., room 7E208, Washington, DC 20202-6400. Telephone: 202-453-6400 or by e-mail: RTT.Early.Learning.Challenge@ed.gov. If a TDD is needed, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339. Date of Meetings for Potential Applicants: To assist States in preparing the application and to respond to questions, the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, the Departments) intend to host a Webinar with potential applicants on September 1, 2011, to review the requirements, selection criteria, and priorities for this competition. The Departments also plan to host a Technical Assistance Planning Workshop for potential applicants on September 13, 2011, in Washington, DC. Registration information and additional details for the September 1, 2011, Webinar; the September 13, 2011, workshop; and any other technical assistance events are on the Race to the Top-Early Learning (RTT-ELC) Web site at http://www.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-earlylearningchallenge.