$18.5M Available for 80 Library Grants!

The Education Dept. is offering a new $18.5-million dollar program for funding 80 awards for school libraries– deadline: Mar. 6.

Eligibility: Local educational agencies with at least 20% of students below the poverty line

See below for details:

Purpose: The program improves student reading skills and academic achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists.

Funds may be used for the following purposes:
  • Purchasing up-to-date school library media resources.
  • Acquiring and using advanced technology that is integrated into the curricula of the school to develop and enhance the information literacy, information retrieval and critical-thinking skills of students.
  • Facilitating Internet links and other resource sharing networks.
  • Providing professional development for school library media specialists and providing activities that foster increased collaboration among library specialists, teachers and administrators.
  • Providing students with access to school libraries during non-school hours.

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