SEC. 2226

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO LITERACY

 

 

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``SEC. 2226. <<NOTE: 20 USC 6646.>> INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO
                          LITERACY.

    ``(a) In General.--From amounts reserved under section 2201(2), the
Secretary may award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, on a
competitive basis, to eligible entities for the purposes of promoting
literacy programs that support the development of literacy skills in
low-income communities, including--
            ``(1) developing and enhancing effective school library
        programs, which may include providing professional development
        for school librarians, books, and up-to-date materials to high-
        need schools;
            ``(2) early literacy services, including pediatric literacy
        programs through which, during well-child visits, medical
        providers trained in research-based methods of early language
        and literacy promotion provide developmentally appropriate books
        and recommendations to parents to encourage them to read aloud
        to their children starting in infancy; and
            ``(3) programs that provide high-quality books on a regular
        basis to children and adolescents from low-income communities to
        increase reading motivation, performance, and frequency.

    ``(b) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means--
                    ``(A) a local educational agency in which 20 percent
                or more of the students served by the local educational
                agency are from families with an income below the
                poverty line;
                    ``(B) a consortium of such local educational
                agencies;
                    ``(C) the Bureau of Indian Education; or
                    ``(D) an eligible national nonprofit organization.
            ``(2) Eligible national nonprofit organization.--The term
        `eligible national nonprofit organization' means an organization
        of national scope that--
                    ``(A) is supported by staff, which may include
                volunteers, or affiliates at the State and local levels; 
                and
                    ``(B) demonstrates effectiveness or high-quality
                plans for addressing childhood literacy activities for
                the population targeted by the grant.


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