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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)
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, 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.