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2019 Summer Grant

*Delivery of contracts to awarded districts has been delayed. We are actively working to send them out as quickly as possible. All program directors and directors of schools will be notified once the documents are ready and sent out.*

Timeline for the 2019 Read to be Ready Summer Grant

September 11, 2018:  2019 summer grant application opens

October 22, 2018, 5:00 p.m. CDT: 2019 summer grant  application closes

December 6, 2018: 2019 awards anounced. A full list of awarded districts and sites can be found here

February 6-7, 2019: Summer grant conference option #1 (Knoxville, TN)*
February 14-15, 2019 : Summer grant conference option #2 (Franklin, TN)*
February 20-21, 2019: Summer grant conference option #3 (Jackson, TN)*
May 7-8, 2019: Summer grant conference option #4 (Nashville, TN)
May 9-10, 2019: Summer grant conference option #5 (Nashville, TN)

June 17, 2019: All camps must begin by this date

*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, please email


An investment of Child Care and Development Block Grant Funds by the Department of Human Services made the expansion of the 2019 summer grant program possible.