Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education DESE/ADE-EAST Grant: Recruiting Season Opening

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The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the EAST Initiative announce the opening of the 22-23 EAST recruiting season for consideration in awarding the DESE/ADE-EAST Grant. Start-up funds are available for 10+ new EAST programs for the 23-24 school year. Arkansas schools considering implementation of EAST in 23-24 may submit their information starting today. Inquiries will be accepted until December 15th.


To include your school and to learn more about start-up funding through the DESE/EAST Grant, simply complete the information in this     form: JoinEAST.


If you have immediate questions, please direct them to Melanie Bradford with DESE at 501-951- 5164, or Tami Baker with EAST at 501-472-7852. You may also email


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