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PRIME TIME Family Reading Time Grant

Grants to Louisiana Schools and Organizations for
Literacy Programs Serving Families with Young Children

GrantWatch ID#: 175472
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities - PRIME TIME


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Grants of $1,000 to Louisiana schools, museums, libraries, churches, and community-based organizations to conduct a six-week long literacy program for families with children ages 3-10. Priority will be given to agencies that work with disadvantaged communities. Each program will engage 10-25 families in readings and discussions.

Program Summary:

The PRIME TIME Family program grants offers a humanities-focused program designed to engage to 10-25 families and their 3-10 year old children in reading and discussion. A storyteller reads a children’s books and the discussion leader, guides the group to personally connect with literature through open-ended questioning.

The program models strategies for continued family bonding through literature, and provides families critical information for continued reading. The format is an interactive storytelling and group discussion that takes place in one 90-minute session per week for six weeks.

Program Information:

The program targets families with children 3-10 years old. The program is designed to facilitate 10-25 families per program. Program sessions are 90 minutes long once a week in the evenings for six consecutive weeks. Each evening session includes a free meal for all participants, books given to families, and a lively open-ended discussion based on award-winning children’s literature.

Programs require four team members to implement the program. Applications should submit names and contact information of preferred team members. Final team selection is finalized post-grant by program supervisors.

Award Information:

Louisiana-based sites will receive materials, training, and a stipend to implement on PRIME TIME Family Reading program at their site. Accepted programs receive a set of 6-12 books for each family in the program. Program Coordinators and Preschool Facilitators, Scholars, and Storytellers receives training and program manuals on the PRIME TIME methodology. Sites receive a kit with the necessary materials to publicize their program.

Program site receives a $1,000 stipend to provide meals and door prizes to participants. All four team members are also compensated with a stipend at the close of the programs.

Program site receives a $1,000 stipend to provide meals and door prizes to participants.

Programs may begin between February 18 and May 15. Spring sites choose any six consecutive weeks between February 18 – June 30.

Schools, libraries, museums, churches, and other community-based agencies. Priority is given to agencies targeting educational and economically vulnerable populations.

Applicants must have a valid EIN# to apply.

Upcoming Deadlines:
-October 15 for programs beginning between February 18 and May 15.
-April 15 for programs beginning between August 18 and November 15.

Applications are submitted online. If you believe your organization has previously applied for a grant within PRIME TIME organization, email to determine whether an account is established. Skipping this step can result in the creation of multiple accounts for a single organization, which can be problematic.

First-time program coordinators should allow for planning time between team member training workshops and their chosen program start date. First-time team members must complete mandatory training day by the start date of their program.

Applicants must provide valid contact information for teams. PRIME TIME managers will contact teams over holidays and Summer breaks. If staff are not able to contact team members during these times, the program grant may be revoked.

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

Apply Online:

Direct all questions to:

PRIME TIME Family Reading Time Grant
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113

P: 504.523.4352
F: 504.529.2358

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USA: Louisiana

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