[kids-lib] Grant opportunity

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Jan 5 14:41:29 PST 2012

I just learned about a grant opportunity that public and school libraries, and library associations may be interested in. IMLS National Leadership Grant<http://www.imls.gov/applicants/national_leadership_grant_guidelines.aspx> (NLG) applications are due February 1, 2012. There are several changes to the NLG program this year. Most importantly, they are encouraging eligible organizations to apply for grants that fund projects to support the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. The Campaign has identified 4 issues that impact grade level reading: school readiness, summer learning loss, chronic absences, and parent engagement. Organizations applying for a NLG should develop projects that address one or more of these 4 issues. NLG applicants are required to have community partners. Organizations can apply for up to $250,000.

Oregon public and school libraries are already doing a lot to address these issues.  This may be a great opportunity for your community to fund a project, activity, or idea you already have in mind or had to put on the back-burner due to lack of funding.

National Leadership Grant guidelines: http://www.imls.gov/applicants/national_leadership_grant_guidelines.aspx
Campaign for Grade Level Reading: http://www.gradelevelreading.net/

Questions? Contact one or all of the following people:
Anthony Donovan Smith, Senior Library Program Officer
asmith at imls.gov<mailto:asmith at imls.gov>

Charles "Chuck" Thomas, Senior Library Program Officer
cthomas at imls.gov<mailto:cthomas at imls.gov>

Kathy Mitchell, Library Program Specialist
kmitchell at imls.gov<mailto:kmitchell at imls.gov>

Helen Wechsler, Senior Museum Program Officer
hwechsler at imls.gov<mailto:hwechsler at imls.gov>

Tim Carrigan, Museum Program Specialist
tcarrigan at imls.gov<mailto:tcarrigan at imls.gov>

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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