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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant Applications Now Open

January 04, 2018
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is now accepting grant applications for summer, family, youth and adult literacy programs online at www.dgliteracy.com.

The need for literacy assistance isn't confined to a single age group or geographic location. That's why the Dollar General Literacy Foundation's grant programs help improve the lives of people of all ages in many different communities.
 
Adult Literacy Grants
Adult Literacy Grants award funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. Organizations must provide help in one of the following instructional areas:
 
  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED or high school equivalency preparation
  • English Language Acquisition
Click here to apply for a 2018 Adult Literacy grant.
 
Deadline to apply: February 22, 2018 (by 10 pm CST)
Grant announcement: May 10, 2018
Maximum grant amount: $15,000
 
Family Literacy Grants
Family Literacy Grants provide funding to family literacy service providers. Organizations applying for funding must have the following three components:
 
  • Adult Education Instruction
  • Children's Education
  • Parent and Child Together Time (PACT)
Click here to apply for a 2018 Family Literacy grant.
 
Deadline to apply: February 22, 2018 (by 10 pm CST)
Grant announcement: May 10, 2018
Maximum grant amount: $15,000
 
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Grants provide funding to local nonprofit organizations and libraries to help with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs. Programs must target Pre-K through 12th-grade students who are new readers, below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities.
 
Click here to apply for a 2018 Summer Reading grant.
 
Deadline to apply: February 22, 2018 (by 10 pm CST)
Grant announcement: May 10, 2018
Maximum grant amount: $3,000
 
Youth Literacy Grants
Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:
 
  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs
Click here to apply for a 2018 Youth Literacy grant.
 
Deadline to apply: May 17, 2018 (by 10 pm CST)
Grant announcement: August 28, 2018
Maximum grant amount: $4,000
 

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