EARLY READING FIRST PROGRAM PRE–APPLICATION FORM A APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY Each pre-application must be submitted by one or more

entities that qualify as an eligible applicant, and must include this completed form. An eligible applicant may have other partners; however, the grantee must be the eligible applicant listed on this form. Eligible applicants are the following: (a) One or more local educational agencies (LEAs) that are eligible to receive a subgrant under the Reading First program (title I, part B, subpart 1, ESEA) (as of the date of publication of the notice inviting applications under the Early Reading First program for fiscal year (FY) 2008). (b) One or more public or private organizations or agencies (including faith-based organizations) located in a community served by an eligible LEA. Unless the public or private organization is a preschool program applying on its own behalf, it must apply on behalf of one or more programs that serve preschool-aged children (such as a Head Start program, a child care program, a family literacy program such as Even Start, or a lab school at a university). (c) One or more of the eligible LEAs, applying in collaboration with one or more of the eligible organizations or agencies. All applicants must complete Section I of this form. An applicant also must complete Section II of this form if its eligibility is based on an LEA that is not listed on a State list posted on the Early Reading First website, and the State Reading First office or the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) verifies that the LEA is in fact eligible to receive a subgrant under the Reading First program as of the date of publication of the Early Reading First notice inviting applications for FY 2008. SECTION I. Instructions: All applicants must complete Section I by filling in the name and address of the eligible applicant in the Column A of the table below. In Column B, indicate the type of applicant by checking the appropriate box. In Column C, list the eligible LEA in which the applicant is located and the LEA’s CCD ID number.

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Lists, by State, of LEAs that qualify under paragraph (a) above for this FY 2008 competition, and their CCD ID numbers, are posted on the Early Reading First website at http://www.ed.gov/programs/earlyreading/eligibility.html These lists are based on the most recent information provided by each State and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to the Department’s Reading First program, and are posted for the convenience of Early Reading First applicants. However, we consider it to be each applicant’s responsibility to verify with the Reading First office in its State, or with the BIE, as appropriate, whether a particular LEA is eligible to receive a subgrant under the Reading First program as of the date of publication of the Early Reading First notice inviting applications for FY 2008. A list of State and BIE contacts for this purpose is also posted at the Early Reading First website at http://www.ed.gov/programs/earlyreading/eligibility.html
SECTION I: NAME AND ADDRESS OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANT (Column A) TYPE OF APPLICANT (CHECK ONE) (Column B) ELIGIBLE LEA IN WHICH APPLICANT IS LOCATED (Column C)

 Eligible LEA  Public or Private organization or agency located in an eligible LEA that operates one or more preschool programs or is applying on behalf of one or more preschool programs
Name CCD ID Number

SECTION II. Instructions: An applicant MUST fully complete Section II of this form if its eligibility is based on an LEA that is not listed on the State’s Reading First subgrant eligibility list posted on the Early Reading First website. The applicant must verify with its State Reading First office, or the BIE office, as appropriate, that the LEA upon which the applicant’s eligibility is based is in fact eligible to receive a subgrant under the Reading First program as of the date of publication of the Early Reading First notice inviting applications for FY 2008. The applicant must fill in on the table below the name and title of the official who verified that eligibility, the contact information for that official, and the date of verification. If the applicant is invited to submit a full

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application and we are unable to verify the LEA’s eligibility from the contact information provided in Section II, the applicant may be required to submit further written verification, or the LEA may not be considered as an eligible LEA for the purposes of this competition.
SECTION II: THE FOLLOWING STATE READING FIRST PROGRAM OR BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION (BIE) OFFICIAL HAS VERIFIED THAT THE LEA LISTED IN SECTION I, COLUMN C OF THIS FORM IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SUBGRANT UNDER THE READING FIRST PROGRAM (TITLE I, PART B, SUBPART 1, OF THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT OF 1965 (ESEA)) AS OF THE DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE EARLY READING FIRST NOTICE INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR FY 2008. ___________________________________________________ FIRST NAME LAST NAME DATE STATE READING FIRST PROGRAM OR BIE OFFICIAL ___________________________________________________ OFFICIAL TITLE ___________________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER (WITH AREA CODE) ________________

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