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Dept. of Education disaster funding opportunity for libraries

Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Education announced the availability of nearly $2.7 billion in federal assistance to schools, school districts, local education agencies and institutions of higher education in meeting the educational needs of students affected by various disasters including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as…

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School library literacy grants available

This week, the U.S. Department of Education announced the beginning of the application period for Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grants. This program, which is open to school libraries, provides $27 million in federal funding to support the improvement of literacy skills for youth in high-need schools and communities. Applicants…

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Librarians comment on Education Department priorities

The American Library Association and librarians across the country submitted comments to the Department of Education (ED) in response to its 11 proposed priorities. The priorities, standard for a new administration, are a menu of goals for the ED to use for individual discretionary grant competitions. Over 1,100 individual comments…

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Tell ED to make libraries grant-eligible

The U.S. Department of Education has asked for public comment on their recently released “Proposed Supplemental Priorities of Discretionary Grant Programs.” Each time the Department of Education (the ED) revisits its priorities is an opportunity for libraries to demonstrate the many ways we provide high-quality education for students of all…

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School libraries awarded IAL grants by Department of Education

School libraries in 26 districts across the country were awarded over $16 million last week in Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grants by the Department of Education. The two-year grants target programs designed to improve literacy skills and provide reading materials to students in high-needs schools for grades pre-K through…

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