Literacy Grant Available to Programs Serving Low-income and At-Risk Children

Waterbury Center, VT – The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is seeking applicants for its At-Risk Children grant program for Fall 2021:

The grant program provides a Vermont or New Hampshire author/storyteller visit, a new onsite library for the program, an optional family literacy seminar, and two new books for each child to choose. Eligible programs must serve low-income, at-risk, or rural children, ages twelve and under, in New Hampshire or Vermont. Events may be socially distanced or virtual. Past partners have included childcare centers, afterschool programs, English Language Learner classrooms, migrant programs, refugee programs, food shelves, shelters, and affordable housing communities.

CLiF Program Manager says, “The Children’s Literacy Foundation is being flexible, creative, and innovative to provide high-quality literacy programming and new books to children and families this fall in spite of the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID pandemic. Now more than ever, it is important that children have access to exciting, high-quality books that they can select themselves. CLiF’s free literacy programming is a great way to engage the whole family with the joys of reading and inspire children to have new experiences that promote a love of literacy. We look forward to partnering with afterschool programs, early childhood education programs, community organizations, parent family centers, shelters, affordable housing communities, and other organizations across Vermont and New Hampshire serving children from birth to age twelve.”

Applications are due September 30, 2021 and can be found at

About the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF)

CLiF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture a love of reading and writing among low­-income, at­-risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Since 1998, CLiF has supported and inspired almost 350,000 young readers and writers through its literacy program grants and has given away $9 million in new, high­-quality children’s books. For more information about CLiF and to apply, visit