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In-Kind Donations to USA Organizations to Enhance Literacy Programs

National Book Fund (NBF)


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Important Dates
Deadline: 03/15/23 Save

Grant Description
In-kind donations of books, resources, and instructional materials to USA organizations to enhance literacy programs. Priority will be given to nonprofit applicants that provide free programming for participants. Funding is intended to support services and programming in the areas of adult literacy and adult basic education. NBF grants are made in the form of New Readers Press materials.

The National Book Fund® (NBF) provides adult education and literacy programs throughout the United States with New Readers Press books and educational resources needed to support literacy initiatives.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The NBF awards organizations that provide services in the following areas: basic literacy, adult basic education, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), high school equivalency preparation, math, and family literacy.

To be eligible for an NBF grant, the applicant must:
1. Have a clearly defined, specific need or project for the materials being requested
2. Intend to use NBF materials directly with students receiving literacy instruction and/or with literacy staff, instructors, or volunteers
3. Not have received an NBF grant during the 2021 or 2022 program cycles

Priority will be given to nonprofit organizations and programs that provide literacy instruction at no charge to participating students.

The NBF does not award grants to individuals. The NBF does not fund requests to provide books for lending libraries or other resource centers where NBF materials are not directly linked to use with students receiving literacy instruction or the enhancement of an adult literacy initiative. Also, programs that request NBF materials to use strictly as free distribution items are not funded.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: March 15, 2023

Applicants will be notified electronically of acceptance/rejection by April 28, 2023.

Nonmember programs awarded a grant must provide a cash contribution to ProLiteracy equal to 20 percent of the award amount. ProLiteracy Organizational Members are not required to provide a cash contribution.


Estimated Size of Grant
Grants typically average from $500 to $2,000, although greater or lesser funding amounts are considered. Grant requests significantly over the $2,000 level are not typically funded but will be considered. NBF grants are made in the form of New Readers Press materials.

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