Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Posted by on July 11, 2003

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Invites Applications for 2004 National Grant Competition

Deadline: September 5, 2003

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is accepting applications for its 2004 national grant competition. The goal of the national grant program is to develop and expand family literacy efforts throughout the United States, and to support the development of literacy programs that build families of readers. A total of approximately $650,000 is awarded each year; no grant exceeds $65,000.

Family literacy programs funded through the National Grant

Program must include all of the following components:reading instruction for parents or primary caregivers (pre-GED/GED/ESL etc.); literacy or pre-literacy instruction for children; and intergenerational activities where the parents/primary caregivers and children come together to learn and to read. Programs can also include additional components such as parent support groups, parent involvement, home visits, job training, etc.

In order to be considered eligible for a grant, an organization must meet the following criteria: have been in existence for two or more years; have maintained fiscal accountability; currently have an instructional literacy program that has operated for at least two years and includes one or more components of a family literacy program, specifically, literacy for adults, parent education, pre-literacy or literacy for children, or intergenerational literacy activities; and have maintained current nonprofit or public status for at least two years as of the date of the grant application.

See the foundation’s Web site to download or request the complete application and for answers to frequently asked questions on the application process.

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