[library-media] Fw: GRANT FOR IMPROVING LITERACY THROUGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Susan Huff susan.huff@jordan.k12.ut.us
Fri, 25 Feb 2005 08:54:45 -0700


Did all of you see this?  It might really help libraries with outdated print 
materials!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gamage, Sandy" <Sandy.Gamage@thomson.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 5:49 AM
Subject: GRANT FOR IMPROVING LITERACY THROUGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES


> Good Morning:
>
> Below is information on a grant through the US Dept of Education.  I don't
> know a lot about this grant, but thought it may be of interest to you.  I
> know during our tough economy money is hard to come by.
>
>
>
>>
>>
>> Grant name: Improving Literacy Through School Libraries
>>
>> Funded by: U.S. Department of Education
>>
>> Description: The purpose of this program is to improve students' reading
>> skills with up-to-date library materials; well-equipped, technologically
>> advanced school library media centers; and well-trained, professionally
>> certified school library media specialists. Applicants must
>> demonstrate the need for school library media improvement, based on the
>> age and condition of school library media resources.
>>
>> Program areas: Library, reading, technology, after-school, professional
>> development, at-risk/character
>>
>> Recipients: Public schools, private and charter schools
>>
>> Proposal deadline: 3/14/05
>>
>> Total amount: Approximately $20 million
>>
>> Average amount: $30,000 to $350,000
>>
>> Contact person: Irene Harwarth
>>
>> Telephone: 202-401-3751
>>
>> Email: Irene.Harwarth@ed.gov <<mailto:Irene.Harwarth@ed.gov>>
>>
>> Website: <<http://www.ed.gov/programs/lsl/applicant.html>>
>>
>> Availability: All states
>>
> Sincerely
>>
> Sandy Gamage
>
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