Comprehensive Literacy State Development
Program Office: Office of Well Rounded Education Programs
CFDA Number: 84.371C
Program Type: Discretionary Grants and Set-Aside Grants for the Secretary of the Interior for such a program at schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education and four Outlying Areas – American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, Guam and the Virgin Islands.
The Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program is authorized under Sections 2222-2225 of the ESEA. The purpose of the CLSD discretionary grants is to create a comprehensive literacy program to advance literacy skills, including pre- literacy skills, reading, and writing, for children from birth through grade 12, with an emphasis on disadvantaged children, including children living in poverty, English learners, and children with disabilities.