Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Grant

Posted by on July 12, 2002

[RFP Bulletin]

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

Deadline: September 6, 2002

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has announced its 2003 National Grant competition. The goal of the National Grant Program is to develop and expand family literacy efforts nationwide, 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.

In order to be considered eligible for a grant, an organization must: 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.

Family literacy programs funded through the foundation’s National Grant Program must include all of the following components: reading instruction for parents or primary care-givers (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.

The application and guidelines packet for the 2003 National Grant cycle is available to download at the foundation’s Web site. Application packets may also be requested by sending an email with the requesting organization’s full name and mailing address.

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

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