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Thirty-two local education agencies and organizations will share more than $90 million in three-year Early Reading First grants to improve the language and pre-reading skills of young children.


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2002

The first Early Reading First grantees were announced January 23, 2003. These 30 grants, totaling over $72 million, range from $782,330 to $4,483,364 and are for a three-year project period.

State City Applicant Name Three-Year Funding
Alabama Montgomery Alabama Department of Children's Affairs
Project Director: Millie Dorman
(334) 223-0502
$824,872
  Birmingham The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Project Director: Kathleen Martin
(205) 975-5369
$2,508,061
Arizona Rio Rico Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
Project Director: Kristine Cleary Fontes
(520) 375-7458
$782,330
California Red Bluff Tehama County Department of Education
Project Director: Paula Brown-Almond
(530) 528-7343
$1,956,629
Colorado Cortez Pinon Project
Project Director: Virginia Howey
(970) 564-1195
$1,039,079
  Denver The Clayton Foundation
Project Director: Meera Mani
(303) 355-4411
$3,134,317
Florida Fort Myers United Way of Lee County, Inc. Success by 6
Project Director: Greg Gardner
(941) 433-2000
$1,633,807
Illinois Chicago Ounce of Prevention Fund
Project Director: Brenda Eiland-Williford
(312) 922-3863
$1,621,924
Kansas Topeka Topeka Public Schools, USD 501
Project Director: James L. Glass
(785) 575-6155
$2,143,566
Maine Belfast Waldo County Preschool & Family Services
Project Director: Ruth H. Southworth
(207) 338-2200
$2,026,323
Maryland Baltimore Baltimore City Head Start Program
Project Director: Carlethea Johnson
(410) 396-7414
$1,394,100
  Rockville Montgomery County Public Schools
Project Director: Pamela Prue
(301) 230-0691
$3,619,131
  Largo Prince George's Child Resource Center
Project Director: Margaret Watkins
(301) 772-8420
$1,669,338
Michigan Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Community College
Project Director: Rebecca Brinks
(616) 234-4084
$2,509,424
Missouri Kansas City Children's TLC - Therapeutic Learning Center
Project Director: Laura McCrary
(816) 756-0780
$2,651,911
New Mexico Prewitt Baca Community School
Project Director: Jacque Mangahm
(505) 876-2769
$912,098
  Albuquerque Regents of the University of New Mexico
Project Director: Carol Westby
(505) 277-8715
$2,354,711
New York Bronx Bronx Community School District 7
Project Director: John Piazza
(718) 742-6524
$3,158,488
  Bronx Bronx Community School District 9
Project Director: Melvin R Thompson
(718) 681-6656
$3,117,538
  New York New York University
Project Director: Ms. Sheila Smith
(212) 998-5014
$1,275,003
Oklahoma Norman University of Oklahoma
Project Director: Susan J. Kimmel
(405) 799-6383
$4,078,132
Oregon Wilsonville Oregon Child Development Coalition
Project Director: Juanita Santana
(503) 570-1110
$2,362,745
Pennsylvania Philadelphia School District of Philadelphia
Project Director: Donna Piekarski
(215) 299-7502
$4,483,364
Puerto Rico San Juan Puerto Rico Department of Education
Project Director: Eileen L. Reyes
(787) 759-8910
$3,267,456
South Carolina Marion Marion School District 1
Project Director: Cleo Richardson
(843) 423-1811
$4,257,946
Texas San Marcos Community Action, Inc of Hays, Caldwell & Blanco Counties
Project Director: Corina Jaimes
(512) 392-1161
$4,353,282
  El Paso Region 19 Education Service Center
Project Director: Blanca Enriquez
(915) 790-4610
$3,000,000
Washington Seattle City of Seattle
Project Director: Billie Young
(206) 386-1143
$2,979,414
West Virginia Webster Springs Webster County Board of Education
Project Director: Madonna Blyler
(304) 847-5638
$1,368,615
Wyoming Cowley Big Horn School District #1
Project Director: Matt Davidson
(307) 548-2238
$1,573,750

Grantee abstracts: [downloadable files] MS WORD (428K)


 
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