Jan 17, 2016 10:43 AM
Children's Literacy Foundation to award book grants in NH, VT
The Associated Press
WATERBURY CENTER, Vt. — The Children's Literacy Foundation is inviting elementary schools in Vermont and New Hampshire to apply for $25,000 in Year of the Book grants.
The foundation says it will provide the grants to eight elementary schools in need of extra support for literary experiences and to purchase books.
Eligible literacy programs include presentations by authors, storytellers and illustrators, writing workshops and field trips.
Schools are selected based largely on the percentage of students receiving subsidized meals and the number of students underperforming in reading and writing.
Deadline for applying for the eight grants of $25,000 each is Feb. 10. Grant recipients will be announced in late February.
Application and guidelines are available at www.clifonline.org/year-of-the-book