Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant

RIDE was awarded 20 million dollars for the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Grant from the US Department of Education in October 2019.

Rhode Island’s CLSD grant has three main goals to be accomplished by the end of the five-year grant timeframe:

  1. Every grantee will be using a high-quality curriculum expertly to deliver coherent and aligned instruction for all students
  2. Every grantee will use evidence-based strategies and programs to support struggling readers in order to narrow the achievement gap for our target population in a cycle of continuous improvement
  3. Every participating family will feel welcome and able to support their students’ literacy development

In order to achieve these three goals and to track progress throughout the grant period, RIDE developed several objectives for each age/grade subgroup of the grant: (A) Birth to Pre-Kindergarten, (B) Kindergarten to Grade 5, (C) Grades 6-12.

Download the following document to view CLSD Awardees by Division (PDF).

Update: May 15, 2020

RIDE is re-releasing the Birth-Pre-K Application for the CLSD grant.

We encourage all interested applicants to complete the application for the opportunity to purchase and support high-quality curriculum within their LEAs or child-care organizations.

Completed proposals must be submitted electronically by 5:00pm, Friday, June 12, 2020 to

CLSD Grant Application Documents: