As we celebrated our wider national community this July 4, CLiF wanted to share an example of “community literacy.” Spotlight on Morrisville, VT. CLiF first visited Morrisville in Summer 2015 when the Morristown After School Program (MASP) applied for the Summer Readers program. MASP participants have developed a relationship with David Martin over the past three … Continued
Literacy Enrichment Grant
The Literacy Enrichment Grant offers $1000 in funding that can be used for project-oriented or experiential learning opportunities designed to bring literacy to life.
CLiF is excited to announce our new Literacy Enrichment Grant, which is a flexible grant designed to make reading and writing come alive for kids. This grant is all about infusing literacy with FUN! The Literacy Enrichment Grant offers up to $1000 in funding that can be used for project-oriented or experiential learning opportunities that bring literacy to life. The goals of this grant are to create excitement around literacy; encourage an appreciation of alternative learning opportunities; engage with parents/caregivers around literacy; inspire children to try new things; and enrich young people’s lives with literacy.
An organization, program, or facility must meet these requirements to apply for the Literacy Enrichment Grant:
- Community/nonprofit organizations, youth-serving programs, libraries, or schools located in New Hampshire or Vermont.
- Serve children from birth to age 12 (or within that range).
- At least 35% of the children served must qualify for free or reduced lunch, reduced program tuition, or a scholarship.
- At least 30 kids must participate in the program, either virtually or in-person.
- Organizations with an enthusiastic and organized coordinator willing to collaborate with CLiF on planning, organizing, and communicating about your project.
- The proposed project, event, field trip, etc. must connect directly with literacy/building engagement with reading/writing.
- Family Literacy Event with a CLiF presenter, book giveaway, literacy workshop, and/or reimbursement for food at an event to engage with children and their families around literacy.
- Tickets to a multi-cultural performance or museum that links to a literacy curriculum unit and enhances understanding of other lived experiences.
- Connecting a theme with books, field trips, and/or special guest presenter.
- Red Clover or Ladybug Award parade, books, and school decorations.
- Afterschool book club, chess club, etc.
- Songwriting workshops & performance.
- Self-publishing and printing costs.
- 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.
- Earth Day celebration, book giveaway, and naturalist.
- Literacy Carnival where students participate in a fantastic outdoor experience featuring some typical games you might find at any carnival (corn-hole, ring-toss, floating ducks in a pool, etc.) but with a literacy theme and literacy-related prizes.
- Your creative ideas are welcome as well!
February 16, 2024
This grant is closed. We are not accepting any more applications.