Bush Foundation Grants Support Literacy, Reading

schoolFunder: Laura Bush Foundation (LBF) for America’s Libraries; Opportunity: LBF Grants; Funding Focus: Education, innovation, technology; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools with at least 80% of their student body eligible for free or reduced-price lunches (Preference is given to schools with 90% or more of their students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches); Funding: Multiple awards up to $5,000 each; Deadline: TBA, the competition opens in October, last year’s deadline was Dec. 15.

Summary: Grants promote a love of reading by providing books and reading materials to school libraries and students that most need them. Funds must be used to update, extend and diversify book collections. Funds are available for library books and magazine/serial copies and subscriptions. The foundation doesn’t fund staff, shelving, furniture, equipment, software, videos, classroom book sets or any kind of book guides, tests or exams.

Info: http://goo.gl/5xaJ6E or laurabushfoundation@bushcenter.org for questions.

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