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Grants Update

Support for Intergenerational Literacy Programs
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy: National Grant Program
The goal of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s National Grant Program is to develop and expand family literacy efforts nationwide, and to support the development of literacy programs that build families of readers. The program provides grants for projects that are designed to support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their children. Eligible instructional literacy programs must have been in existence at least two years and include one or more of the following components: literacy for adults, parent education, literacy or pre-literacy instruction for children pre-K to grade 3, and intergenerational literacy activities. A total of $650,000 will be awarded for grants of up to $65,000. The application deadline is September 5, 2008. Application guidelines and grant program details are available on the Foundation’s website listed above.
National Endowment for the Humanities: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions
This program supports fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; or organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures.
National Endowment for the Humanities: Interpreting America’s Historic Places:
Planning Grants and Implementation Grants
The programs above support public humanities projects that use the evocative power of historic places to address themes and issues central to American history and culture.
Verizon Checks into New Jersey Literacy
The Verizon Foundation and Verizon New Jersey are accepting applications for Check into Literacy, the 2008 literacy grants program to support adult and family literacy.

U.S. Cellular Supports Company Communities
U.S. Cellular’s corporate giving program, Connecting with Our Communities, is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in company communities.

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

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