Courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will be giving out two types of grants to help libraries prevent the summer slide in teens most vulnerable to summer learning loss, including teens who speak English as a second language, teens in socio-economically challenged communities, and teens who are at risk of failing school.
The 2018 grant applications are now open to both public and school libraries. New to grant writing? Check out these great tips to prepare help your grant proposal!
Summer Learning Resources Grant
The Summer Learning Grant will award $1,000 to each of 20 libraries in need with the purpose of helping them purchase resources or provide services to bolster their teen summer learning program. The program must support teens who speak English as a second language, teens in socio-economically challenged communities, and/or teens who are at risk of failing school.
Teen Summer Intern Grant
The Teen Summer Intern Grant helps teens build job skills while helping libraries implement their summer learning efforts! Read this teen's blog post about her intern experience. YALSA will award $1,000 to each of 20 libraries for the purpose of hiring summer teen interns to assist with summer reading activities. Through this grant project YALSA has also developed a Teen Intern Toolkit.
To determine if you are eligible, you must answer yes to the following questions:
To apply, please visit the links above for each respective grant application. Applicants are required to complete and attach an itemized budget to their application. Please download the respective budget template below and upload it in the space provided in the online application form. Applications are due January 1, 2018.
Summer Learning Resources Grant Budget Template
If you have any questions regarding the grant, please email Taylor Crossley at firstname.lastname@example.org