Sunday, August 15, 2010

Grants for Family Literacy Building Programs at Local Libraries

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in more information about this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" in blue, below.]

Deadline: November 12, 2010

Applications Invited for National Center for Family Literacy Library Grants

Better World Books and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) are teaming up again this year to provide Libraries and Families Award grants for libraries with exceptional family programming.

Through this opportunity, NCFL and Better World Books will reward and enhance existing family programming and expand literacy-building practices of families in library settings. Grants will help connect more families to their local libraries and expand their literacy efforts in new and innovative ways.

NCFL anticipates awarding three $10,000 grant awards, one in each of the following three categories: local friends of the library programs, public/academic libraries, and urban libraries.

In addition, award recipients will receive scholarships to attend the National Conference on Family Literacy in 2011.

Nominees must be existing family library programs. Applications must be submitted by the program director or coordinator — someone who is familiar with the nominated program and the effects of the program on families and the community.

Visit the NCFL Web site for guidelines.

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