From an email written by Mary Allard of Kurzweil, forwarded on the AT Technology listserv:
"Striving Readers is a discretionary grant program designed to fund new reading initiatives, or the expansion of existing initiatives that will help our nation build a strong scientific research base identifying essential components of effective adolescent literacy models, and replicable school and classroom-level strategies that raise the reading achievement of struggling middle and high school students. Title I eligible schools, particularly those at risk of failing to meet AYP requirements under NCLB, are eligible to apply for the Striving Readers grant. The full grant application can be obtained at
...Notices of intent to apply must be sent in by Sept. 14 with applications due on November 14.