[library-media] FW: Laura Bush Foundation Grants

Loutensock, Georgia GLoutens@usoe.k12.ut.us
Tue, 16 Dec 2003 16:36:40 -0700

This is definitely worth your time.  Thanks to Sharyl Smith.  gml

Georgia M. Loutensock
Curriculum Section
Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200

801-538-7769 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharyl Smith [mailto:sgsmith@u.washington.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 4:02 PM
To: Loutensock, Georgia
Subject: FW: Laura Bush Foundation Grants

Hello, Georgia,

Gary sent this out to his listserv and I thought it might be of interest to
Utah teacher librarians.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Hartzell [mailto:ghartzell@mail.unomaha.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 1:32 PM
To: Gary Hartzell
Subject: Laura Bush Foundation Grants


A quick thought ---

The number of applications for the Laura Bush Foundation grants -- up to
$5000 each - for school libraries is down this year.   This could be a
chance to grab one for your own school or for another school in the

I'd really encourage you to take a look at the Laura Bush Foundation for
America's Libraries website at


to apply for a grant in the amount of $5,000 for books for school libraries.
The grant is made directly to the school and its use is strictly in the
librarian's hands.

The application is not difficult, is totally online, and can be filled out
in a short time.

Priority will be given to schools with a free and reduced lunch count of 90%
or more.  If your school isn't at or close to that level, would you please
pass along this information to any librarian you know whose school
is serving kids at that financial level?   Thanks in advance for whatever
you may be able to do.  There's a chance here to get some help into some
schools for relatively little effort.

The deadline for application is due December 16.

Best wishes for the holidays and for the new year.


Gary Hartzell
Department of Educational Administration
University of Nebraska at Omaha
(402) 554-3442
Email:  ghartzell@mail.unomaha.edu