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Summer Readers 2018

In-Kind Grants to Vermont and New Hampshire Nonprofits for
Summer Reading Programs for Low-Income and At-Risk Children

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Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF)

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In-kind grants of a storytelling presentation and new children's books to Vermont and New Hampshire nonprofits that serve low-income, rural, and at-risk children. The presentations are performed by professional authors and storytellers and will take place during the summer, to maintain children's literacy skills during summer vacation.

The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF)’s Summer Readers grant offers a fun storytelling presentation by one of CLiF’s 60 professional children’s author/illustrators, poets, graphic novelists, and storytellers and two free new books for each child to choose from to organizations serving low-income, at-risk, and rural children in New Hampshire and Vermont during the summer.

CLiF’s Summer Readers grant is designed to combat ‘summer slide,’ the loss of reading skills gained during the school year that occurs during summer break. Low-income children are at particular risk of losing literacy skills during the summer due to lack of access to reading material and often, lack of guided reading time in the home due to busy summer schedules. CLiF aims to get kids excited about reading and writing through inspiring presentations at summer camps, end-of-school year celebrations, summer meal sites, homeless shelters, and just about anywhere in Vermont and New Hampshire where you can find low-income and at-risk kids in the summer.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165669

Term of Contract:

Programs will take place during summer 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An organization, program, or facility must meet these requirements to apply for CLiF’s Summer Readers program:

- Based in Vermont or New Hampshire
- Active during the summer months
- Serve children between birth and age 12
- Minimum 35% of children served qualify for free and reduced lunch, reduced program tuition, or a scholarship
- Able to gather at least 35 children for a storytelling event

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Jana Brown
Program Coordinator

1536 Loomis Hill Road
Waterbury Center, VT 05677

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire;   Vermont