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2018 Summer Grant

Timeline for the 2018 Read to be Ready Summer Grant

September 20, 2017:  2018 Summer Grant application opens
September 27-October 26, 2017: 2018 Roadshow takes place across the state.
November 6, 2017, 12:00 p.m. CST: Grant application closes
December 19, 2017: All applicants notified of grant status and training registration opens for recipients
February 15-16, 2018: Summer grant conference option #1 (Nashville, TN)*
February 20-21, 2018: Summer grant conference option #2 (Knoxville, TN)*
March 1-2, 2018: Summer grant conference option #3 (Jackson, TN) *
May 8-9, 2018: Summer grant conference option #4 (Nashville, TN) [REGISTRATION FULL] 
May 10-11, 2018: Summer grant conference option #5 (Nashville, TN)
June 18, 2018: All camps must begin by this date.
July 18, 2018: Program Director Summit (Nashville, TN) 

*Limited spots available. Priority registration will be given to program directors who have not previously hosted a camp/attended training and their teams.

If you have any questions, or would like to be added to the May 8-9 waitlist, please email

An investment of Child Care and Development Block Grant Funds by the Department of Human Services made the expansion of the 2018 summer grant program possible.