[library-media] Grant Opportunity for School Libraries

Matt McLain mmclain at utah.gov
Wed Feb 9 13:52:41 MST 2011

Hi everyone,
I haven't seen this grant come across the list yet, but you may have already seen it. It's called the "Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program," a Department of Ed grant to update materials, technology, and training.
To be eligible, 20% of the students in your LEA (School District) must be below the income poverty line. For more information, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/lsl/2011-364a.pdf
Good luck!

Program Description 

This program helps LEAs improve reading achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and professionally certified school library media specialists.

Types of Projects 

Districts may use funds for the following activities:
Purchase up-to-date school library media resources, including books; 
Acquire and use advanced technology that is integrated into the curricula to develop and enhance the information literacy, information retrieval, and critical-thinking skills of students; 
Facilitate Internet links and other resource-sharing networks; 
Provide professional development for school library media specialists of PK-3 students and provide activities that foster increased collaboration among library specialists, teachers, and administrators of PK-12 students; and 
Provide students with access to school libraries during nonschool hours, weekends, and summer vacations.

Deadline to submit full application: March 28, 2011
Deadline to request a waiver for electronic submission: March 14, 2011 
Matt McLain
Youth Services Coordinator
Utah State Library
mmclain at utah.gov
(801) 715-6742
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