Dollar General Reading Grants Open for Adults, Youth
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation opens the 2015 Dollar General Literacy Foundation 2015 Youth Literacy Grants with a funding focus on education
Deadline: May 21.
Geographic Focus: Regional (in the 40 states where the store has locations); Eligibility: Schools & nonprofits; Funding: Up to $4,000 each.
Grants support projects to help under-achieving students improve their literacy skills. Applicants must be located in and provide direct service within Dollar General’s 40-state market area. The program’s website offers a link to the Nat’l Literacy Directory, which should be helpful as applicants craft or enhance their program prior to applying. Grant funding is provided to assist: (1) implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; (2) purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives: and (3) purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs.
The foundation also launched its Adult Literacy Grants competition; multiple awards of $15,000 each. Those awards help nonprofits provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. And, the foundation’s Summer Reading Grants go to start or expand a summer reading program, which targets pre-K-12 students who are new readers, below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities. Those competitions share a Feb. 26 deadline.