IDALA Grant Program
The 2019 Grant Cycle is now open
Applications must be received by
Saturday, April 30, 2019
Schools and school districts located within the area served by IDALA are eligible to apply. IDALA serves Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Kern Counties in the state of California. Grant recipients may apply only once within a period of two academic years after receiving grant funds. Acceptance and participation in the grant program will be at the sole discretion of the IDALA Grants Committee with approval from IDALA's Executive Board.
IDALA Grant Program Priorities
The International Dyslexia Association, Los Angeles (IDALA) Grant Program seeks to award grants up to $7,500 per school year (for up to two years per project) in order to support schools and/or school districts in implementing programs that meet the organization’s priorities:
Priority 1: Promote the sustainable use of effective academic and/or intervention programs that align with the IDA Knowledge & Practice Standards.
Priority 2: Raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia in all settings (school, home, clinical, community) in order to support individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals.
Applications will be evaluated based on:
Completion of all sections
Alignment of application with IDALA priorities 1 and/or 2
Demonstration of high potential for impact based on financial need
Capacity for scaling to sustainability without additional funding
Acceptance and participation in the grant program will be at the sole discretion of the IDALA Grant Program Committee with approval from IDALA's Executive Board. Grant recipients may apply only once within a period of two academic years after receiving grant funding.
For information on how grants are scored, click here
Examples of Past Projects Funded
A K-8 school with a focus on biliteracy in English and Spanish and a two-way immersion program used IDALA grant funds to bring two evidence-based reading programs to their school: Esperanza, a Spanish language Orton-Gillingham-based program, and the Wilson Language Program. This school also used grant funding to run parent education workshops on these programs.
A K-5 school used IDALA grant funds to purchase licenses to the Lexia Core 5 Program, CPen Reader Pens, and 95% Group Phonological Awareness Packages, which they embedded into an existing schedule that allows teachers to provide small group, skill-based reading instruction to their K-2 students.
A K-5 school used IDALA grant funds to provide Orton-Gillingham Online Academy Basic Language Training courses to 7 teachers in order to build teacher understanding of dyslexia and provide reading intervention to students in across all grade levels.