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2018 Summer Learning Resources Grant

Grants to USA Libraries in Multiple States for
Summer-Term Programs for Disadvantaged Youth

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Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) - Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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Grants of $1,000 to USA public libraries and school libraries in multiple states to enhance summer education programs aimed at disadvantaged youth. Eligible programs work with teens who speak English as a second language, are academically at-risk, or come from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

The purpose of these grants is to help libraries improve resources available to teens who are vulnerable to summer learning loss.

YALSA encourages innovative proposals that are tailored to the specific needs of the teens in the library’s community. The $1,000 grant, made possible by Dollar General, is to be used to purchase resources or deliver services to help prevent summer learning loss.

Applicants must be within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, which includes locations in all states except Alaska, Hawaii, and Wyoming.

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GrantWatch ID#: 176605

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To determine if you are eligible, you must answer yes to the following questions:

-Is your summer learning program administered through a library?
-Is your program open to all teens in the community?
-Do you work directly with teens?
-Are you a personal member of YALSA?
-Is your library within 20 miles of a Dollar General store? (See link in Grant Coverage Areas below for a store locator)

More information regarding YALSA membership may be found here:

Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply.

Funds may not be used for prizes, food, or salaries.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due January 1, 2018. Recipients will be announced the week of February 14, 2018.

Applicants must be a member of YALSA to apply. See the link in Additional Eligibility Information above for membership information.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Taylor Crossley
800.545.2433 x4390

50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

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Dollar General locations may be viewed here:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin