CLiF’s Community Literacy Grant

The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is currently seeking applications for CLiF’s Community Literacy grant with programming to take place in the Spring of 2024.  We work with a wide variety of partners through this grant program including: school-based EL programs, afterschool programs, early childhood education programs, Head Start programs, shelters, affordable housing organizations, refugee services programs, parent-child centers, food programs, and community centers.  We also welcome opportunities for creative partnerships with other VT and NH community organizations serving under-resourced children from birth to age 12 and their families. 

The grant includes a professional storytelling presentation, brand new, high quality books for children to choose at the event and take home to keep, and an onsite library for the organization. Many sites also choose to include an optional family literacy discussion as part of their event to promote the importance of sharing books with children and strategies for inspiring a love of reading.

Eligibility: See our website for details and a list of our recent grant partners.   If you have recently received a Community Literacy grant, your site is eligible to reapply after three years (although if your program operates multiple sites you may apply on behalf of a different site location). 

Contact [email protected] with any questions about eligibility.  If you are a library there are special eligibility criteria, please contact CLiF for details.

Deadline: The deadline to apply for Spring 2024 programming is February 16, 2024.

Apply Here

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Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about eligibility or the online application.  Supporting children and families with literacy resources is more important than ever and we look forward to exploring new partnerships across VT and NH.  Thank you!