Dollar General Literacy Foundation Offers Five Literacy Grants

(UNDATED) – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is currently offering five literacy grants. 

Adult Literacy Grants up to $10,000 are awarded to organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance in GED or High School Equivalency preparation, adult basic education, and English language acquisition. The application deadline is February 18. Click here to apply.

Family Literacy Grants up to $10,000 are awarded to nonprofit organizations that support the whole family in literacy if they provide adult education instruction, provide children’s education and provide parent and child together time, known as PACT. The application deadline is February 18. Click here to apply.

Youth Literacy Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that help students who are below grade level or having trouble reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs. Grant applications will be available February 2021.

Summer Reading Grants up to $3,000 are awarded to support the creation or expansion of summer reading programs. Local nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries are eligible to apply if their programs target Pre-K-12th grade students who are new readers; target below grade level readers, and assist readers with learning disabilities. The application deadline is February 18. Click here to apply.

The Beyond Words: Dollar General School Library Relief Program, together with the American Association of School Librarians, supports public school libraries recovering from major disasters by providing grants for books, media and equipment. Click here to apply.

Click here to learn more about Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s grant programs

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