CFDA Number: 84.928
Program Type: Sole source, noncompetitive award, by direction of Congress
The National Writing Project is a nationwide nonprofit education organization that promotes K–16 teacher training programs in the effective teaching of writing.
Types of Projects
The program supports professional development programs that are designed to promote effective strategies to teach writing.
The National Writing Project consists of a national network of sites through which teachers in every region of the United States gain access to effective practices and research findings about the teaching of writing. To provide these services the National Writing Project contracts with institutions of higher education and nonprofit education providers to operate small ($100,000 or less) teacher training programs. Federal funds support 50 percent of the costs of these programs and recipients must contribute an equal amount. A National Advisory Board regularly provides advice and support and reviews the Project's programs and activities. The Project serves more than 100,000 teachers at approximately 208 university-based sites, and has served over 2 million teachers and administrators since its inception in 1974.