Books Across America Library Books Awards

Posted by on November 3, 2008

NEA Foundation Offers Funding for Public School Library Books
Deadline: November 20, 2008

The NEA Foundation (, in collaboration with the National Education Association (, is accepting applications for Books Across America Library Books Awards. The program will make awards of $1,000 each to public schools working to provide economically disadvantaged students with new books in their school libraries.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a practicing pre K-12 school librarian, teacher, or education support professional ( in a U.S. public school. At least 70 percent of the students in the applicant’s school must be eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program. Approved awards will be payable to the applicants’ schools. Only one eligible applicant per school may submit an application.

The NEA Foundation will make approximately fifty awards of $1,000 each. Funds may be used only to purchase books and other reading materials for public school libraries. Visit the NEA Foundation Web site for complete program information.

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