Dear Project Directors,
I am writing to request your assistance in peer reviewing applications for 21st CCLC Cycle 10. As you know, Cycle 10 is the first competition under the Every School Succeeds Act (ESSA). Under ESSA, Title IV, Part B, the state must select peer reviewers that shall 1) be selected for their expertise in providing effective academic, enrichment, youth development, and related services to children and 2) not include any applicant or representative of an applicant that has submitted an application for the current application period. This is different than in the past, when NCLB did not have this provision.
It appears that many folks in our peer reviewer pool are ineligible to be peer reviewers under this new requirement, and we are in need of more reviewers. Therefore, I am requesting that if your organization or partner organization is NOT applying for Cycle 10, please complete an application to help out our Texas ACE community and participate in the peer review process. In addition, please share this request with colleagues that meet the criteria to also consider reading some applications. Perhaps some of the cycle 9 community advisory council members or other non-applying entity would be eligible to pitch in and help. I will be sharing this request through the Texas ACE list serve, so your site coordinators and family engagement specialists will also receive it.
The link to sign up is https://www.research.net/r/21stCCLC-RIF. In signing up, you are assuring that you are eligible. Your application will also be screened for eligibility. The link can also be accessed in the grant posting on the Grant Opportunities page at http://tea4avoswald.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms/GrantProgramSearch.aspx.
Thank you in advance for helping out our Texas ACE community! Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.
Christine B. McCormick
21st CCLC & State Compensatory Education
Texas Education Agency