Reading Projects Eligible for ProLiteracy Support

Grants_ImagePrivate Funder: ProLiteracy; Opportunity: Nat’l Book Fund; Funding Focus: Literacy, education, higher education, low-income families; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Adult basic education and literacy programs; Funding: Multiple awards of New Readers Press books and other educational resources ranging in value from $500 to $2,000 each (a match up to 20% is required); Deadline: TBA, the 2017 round opens next spring.

Summary: The NBF makes grants to literacy and basic education programs focusing on: basic literacy; adult basic education; GED instruction, English language instruction; and family literacy. Since its inception in 1995, ProLiteracy’s Nat’l Book has awarded more than $2.9 million in grants, helping more than 305,000 adults, youth, and children improve their reading skills. Schools have won support for on-site reading programs.

The NBF does not award grants to individuals. In the FY 2013 competition, $20,000 in NBF funds were reserved for organizations providing literacy services to homeless individuals. Priority goes to those providing literacy instruction at no charge to participating students.

Info: https://www.proliteracy.org/; NBF Program Director, Alicia Suskin, or 315/214-2463.

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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