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READ Budget Submissions

2020-2021 Budget Revision & 2021-2022 Budget Submission Timeline



2020-2021 READ budget revision window open

November 30, 2020 - March 1, 2021

2021-2022 READ budget submission window open

April 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Updates to Statutory Requirements

In addition to reporting a budget and budget narrative annually:

  • The allowable uses of per-pupil intervention money expands to include purchasing CDE approved core reading instructional programs and purchasing technology, including software, to assist in assessing and monitoring student progress.
  • CDE is required to monitor and, if necessary, audit district use of the per-pupil intervention funds throughout the budget year.
  • The amount of per-pupil intervention money a district may retain from year to year cannot exceed 15 percent.
  • Some of the READ intervention funds are redirected to the external program evaluation, state provided teacher training, public information campaign, and early literacy grant program, thereby reducing the per-pupil distribution to districts.

Allowable Uses of Per-Pupil Intervention Funds

  • Operate a summer school literacy program
  • Purchase core reading instructional programs that are included on the READ Act advisory list of instructional programming
  • Purchase and/or provide approve targeted, evidence-based or scientifically based intervention services to students which may include services provided by a reading interventionist
  • Purchase tutoring services focused in increasing students’ foundational reading skills
  • Provide technology, including software that is on the advisory list of instructional programming; may include professional development for use of technology
  • Purchase from a BOCES the services of a reading specialist or reading interventionist
  • Provide professional development programming to support K-3 educators in teaching reading

Training Center

Recorded Webinars

2021-22 READ Budget Submission Webinar
March 29, 2021 1:30PM
Recorded Webinar Link
Webinar PowerPoint PDF





Whitney Hutton
Literacy Business Analyst