Subject: Education, Education Technology, Youth Development
Deadline: May. 26, 2015
"The Ready-to-Learn Television Program (Ready-to-Learn) is designed to:
- Facilitate school readiness and academic achievement by supporting the development and national distribution of educational television and interactive media programming for preschool and elementary school children and their parents;
- (2) develop and disseminate educational outreach materials and programs that are designed to deepen and extend the effectiveness of the educational television and interactive media and
- (3) build social and virtual communities of parents, educators, and children devoted to using the media materials."
Funder: Department of Education
Eligibility: "To receive a cooperative agreement under this competition, an entity must be a public telecommunications entity (as defined in this notice) that is able to demonstrate: (A) A capacity to develop and nationally distribute educational and instructional television programming of high quality that is accessible by a large majority of disadvantaged preschool and elementary school children; (B) A capacity to contract with the producers of children's television programming for the purpose of developing educational television programming of high quality; (C) A capacity, consistent with the entity's mission and nonprofit nature, to negotiate such contracts in a manner that returns to the entity an appropriate share of any ancillary income from sales of any program-related products; and (D) A capacity to localize programming and materials to meet specific State and local needs and to provide educational outreach at the local level."