Friday, September 19, 2014
The American Dream Starts @ your library
Deadline: October 1, 2014
The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services with funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is offering grants from $5,000 to $15,000 through the American Dream Starts @ your library initiative. These grants will help public libraries and public libraries with bookmobiles in Dollar General communities add or expand literacy services for adult English language learners.
Past grants have been used to expand ESL collections, teach classes, host conversation circles, train tutors, increase computer access, build community partnerships, and raise the library’s visibility. Eligibility criteria:
- A public library or library system with a demonstrated need and the capacity to provide literacy services for adult English language learners.
- Applicants must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store, distribution center, or corporate office (please visit the Dollar General Store Locator online).
- Libraries and library systems that have previously received American Dream grants are eligible to apply.