All of CLiF’s programs are free and awarded via grant application. Here are the currently open grants:

Community Building (Spring 2020)
Deadline: November 15, 2019

This program is designed to connect kids to other parts of their communities through books and stories. Choose one of the following options or submit your own idea:

1. Senior Reading Buddies (Partner with a local senior community) – includes an author visit, an onsite library, and a two book giveaway
2. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (You may choose to partner with a local library and/or childcare center) – includes an author visit, an onsite library, and a two book giveaway
3. Songwriting workshop with Jon Gailmor – includes 3 days with Jon and a CD of songs being performed plus funds for refreshments at a community concert
4. This is What Democracy Looks Like – visit from Center for Cartoon Studies, copies of the comic for students, and funds for a civic engagement project
5. Design your own! What project will bring your students into contact with their community with literacy as an engagement point?

Who Is Eligible:
Classrooms, groups, or programs serving low-income, at-risk, and rural kids in New Hampshire or Vermont.

APPLY HERE.
Contact Meredith at (802) 244-0944 or meredith@clifonline.org with any questions.

At-Risk Children (Spring 2020)
Deadline: December 11, 2019

What the Grant Provides:
-A storytelling presentation with one of CLiF’s presenters
-An optional parent discussion on tips for reading with kids
-An onsite children’s library for the program
-Two new books for each child to choose

Who Is Eligible:
Programs serving low-income, at-risk, and rural kids in Vermont or New Hampshire. Past partners include childcare centers, after school programs, homeless shelters, affordable housing communities, mentoring programs, immigrant/refugee programs, and more.

School-based programs (such as after school programs or ELL classes) are eligible to apply, though entire schools are not eligible (see Year of the Book grant for whole schools).

APPLY HERE.
Contact Jana at (802) 244-0944 or jana@clifonline.org with any questions.

Early Childcare Literacy Training
*Limited to Upper Valley Childcare Centers Only*
Deadline: December 11, 2019

What the Grant Provides:
-$100/person for refreshments at a viewing party to watch CLiF’s 18-minute training video on reading with young kids
-10 new children’s books for each provider
-A certificate of professional training

Who is Eligible: Childcare centers in the Upper Valley of Vermont/New Hampshire

APPLY HERE.
Contact Meredith at (802) 244-0944 or meredith@clifonline.org with any questions.

Note: This is a pilot program currently being tested in the Upper Valley only.

Rural Libraries (2020-2021 School Year)
Deadline: April 29, 2020

What the Grant Provides:
-Two storytelling events with CLiF presenters (Fall/Spring)
-$2,000 in new children’s books for the library (selected by librarian)
-$500 in new children’s books for the local elementary school library (selected by librarian)
-$250 mini-grant for library programming
-2 new books for each child to choose at finale event

Who Is Eligible: Public libraries in New Hampshire or Vermont towns with population of 5,000 or less

APPLY HERE.
Contact Meredith at (802) 244-0944 or meredith@clifonline.org


Coming Soon: Year of the Book (2020-2021 School Year)
Application will be available late fall/early winter.

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