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): last year’s deadline was 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.
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 and will have a Jan. 1 deadline when it opens, officials say. For more on the guidelines and standards, visit http://tinyurl.com/75xqtkd
That grants competition can be found here at: http://tinyurl.com/CDP02170
Info: for more on the reading grants, go to: http://goo.gl/2OmDQt or contact Shannon Carter, 800-545-2433 x 4381.