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Grants Update October 29, 2007

Grants Target K-12 School Libraries
Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries
The goal of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to provide print books to K-12 school libraries and students that most need them. Grants of up to $6,000 are made to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of school libraries throughout the United States. Preference is given to elementary, middle, and high schools where 90% or more of the school population receives free or reduced lunch. All Foundation grants are made to individual schools rather than to school districts, foundations, or other entities. The application deadline is December 31, 2007. Visit the website listed above to submit an online application.

Funds for Organizations in Company Communities
Sempra Energy Corporate Giving Program
The Sempra Energy Corporate Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations and activities in communities where Sempra Energy employees live in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. The company focuses on the following areas of interest: education, environment, business and economic development, community and civic leadership, and health and human services. Requests may be submitted at any time. Visit the website listed above for online application information.

Talk about Jewish Lit
Applications for the 2008-2009 Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Identity and Imagination program are being accepted by the American Library Association and Nextbook.

Staple Support for Education
The Staples Foundation for Learning is accepting applications for the December 2007 grant cycle.

Toyota Recognizes Literacy Educators
The Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year Award, presented by Toyota and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), is accepting online nominations.

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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