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Application materials must be emailed as one combined PDF file no later than October 14 and will become the property of RRCNA. 


For more information, please email the development department or call 614-310-7330.

Professional Development Grants are available for the 2017 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference!

Each professional development grant is valued at $1,000 and is available to support National Conference attendance of Reading Recovery teachers, teacher leaders, university trainers, and administrators who support the implementation of Reading Recovery. Applicants must be current members of RRCNA. Deadline is October 14.

All grants will be awarded through a national competition administered by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc., and can be used to cover Conference and Preconference registration, travel, hotel, and per diem expenses associated with attending the Conference. Expenses in excess of the grant will be the responsibility of the grant recipient or the school district.

Additional grants are awarded through the Geri Stone Memorial Scholarship Fund established by the Reading Recovery Council of Michigan, family members, and friends to remember the leadership of Geri Stone.


2017 National Conference Grants are provided by these generous sponsors


Tenyo Family Foundation is funding 10 conference grants. Founded by the late Sophie Tenyo, the foundation supports charitable, religious, scientific, literary, and educational endeavors for the public welfare and well-being of mankind.

KEEP BOOKS are designed as a school/home book program that addresses the need for inexpensive but interesting books for young children to read at home. KEEP BOOKS come in a wide variety of high-interest titles at reading levels appropriate for prekindergarten through Grade 2 and are developed to help children learn effective reading strategies. As they take their books home to keep, children learn to be collectors of their own library of little books to read again and again. KEEP BOOKS is funding 2 national conference grants.


SongLake Books hand selects the best books from the best companies and organizes them into leveled book sets for guided reading and Reading Recovery. Book collections include fiction and nonfiction selections with a variety of genres at each level and are culturally diverse and gender fair. Titles target children of all ability levels, especially at-risk readers.


Reading Reading Books, "RR Books," is pleased to offer a variety of fiction and nonfiction leveled books specifically designed for beginning readers. Their goal is to provide quality, affordable books for young children. 

Debby Wood Professional Development Grant was established in memory of Debby Wood, teacher leader in Prince George's County, MD. Debby received an RRCNA grant to attend the National Conference and always looked forward to the excellent professional development. Priority will be given to Maryland applicants.

Minnesota Literacy grants were established in memory of Diane Holum, teacher leader, to honor her commitment and passion for Reading Recovery literacy and learning. Applicants must be Minnesota residents.