The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is now accepting applications for its At-Risk Children grant. This free grant opportunity is open to social service providers, early childhood education programs, daycare centers, school-based programs such as ELL classrooms and afterschool programs, family centers, community organizations, shelters, low-income housing and other groups throughout Vermont and New Hampshire that serve low-income or at-risk infants and children up to age 12 (or a segment of that age range).
The grant includes a professional storytelling presentation, brand new, high quality books for children to choose and take home, and an onsite library for the organization. Many sites also choose to include a parent seminar in their event to help families learn the importance of sharing books with children and strategies to do so, even if the parents are not strong readers themselves.
Eligibility: See website for details and a list of recent grant partners. If you have recently received an At-Risk 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).
Deadline: December 7, 2016
Application: Application available online at http://clifonline.org/literacy-programs/at-risk-children/