Educators Literacy, Reading Grants Coming Soon

Private Funders: American Assn. of School Librarians (AASL); Opportunity: AASL Innovative Reading Grant; Funding Focus: K-12 education, literacy; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: School libraries; Funding: One $2,500 award; Deadline: TBA, the last round closed on Feb. 1.

Summary: The grant will support projects that promote the importance of reading and literacy development. Projects must be specifically designed for children (grades K-9) in the school library setting, encourage innovative ways to motivate and involve children in reading, and demonstrate potential to impact student learning.

Other Grants

AASL also offers the Nat’l School Library Program of the Year Award, which honors stellar school library programs. Applicants should focus on how their library is meeting the needs of the changing school and library environment. Three awards of up to $10,000 each. This opportunity runs on a different funding track. That grants competition can be found here at: http://tinyurl.com/CDP02170   

Info: Shannon Carter, 800-545-2433 Ext. 4381; for more on the reading grants, go to: www.ala.org/aasl/awards/innovative

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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