Funding the power of learning

Adult Literacy Grants

We award funding to organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance in one of the following areas:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED or High School Equivalency Preparation
  • English Language Acquisition

Congratulations to the 2019 Adult Literacy grant recipients. Click here  to view the list of award winners.

The 2020 Adult Literacy grant applications will be available in January 2020.

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Dollar General School Library Relief Program

Together with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), we support public school libraries recovering from major disasters by providing grants for books, media, and equipment.

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Family Literacy Grants

Nonprofit organizations who support the whole family in literacy and are seeking funding are encouraged to apply if they provide the following:

  • Adult Education Instruction
  • Children’s Education
  • Parent and Child Together Time (PACT)

Congratulations to the 2019 Family Literacy grant recipients. Click here  to view the list of award winners.

The 2020 Family Literacy grant applications will be available in January 2020.

Summer Reading

These grants support the creation or expansion of summer reading programs. Local nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries are eligible to apply if their programs meet the following criteria:

  • Target Pre-K – 12th grade students who are new readers
  • Target below grade level readers
  • Assist readers with learning disabilities

Congratulations to the 2019 Summer Reading grant recipients. Click here  to view the list of award winners.

The 2020 Summer Reading grant applications will be available in January 2020.

Youth Literacy Grants

Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations who help students who are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing
    literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to
    support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software
    for literacy programs

The open solicitation period for the 2019 Youth Literacy Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied. Youth Literacy Grants will be announced on September 5, 2019 via email and a list of recipients will be posted here.