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The American Dream Starts @ Your Library Grants

February 1st, 2010

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2010

The American Library Association (ALA) received a $750,000 two year grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to continue “The American Dream Starts @ your library”. This new round of funding will help 70 public libraries in Dollar General communities expand their literacy services for adult English language learners.

To be eligible, the applicant institution must be a public library or a public library with a bookmobile providing literacy services for adult English language learners, and must be within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store, distribution center, or corporate office. Each funded library will receive a onetime $5,000 grant.

To learn more about the American Dream Starts @ your library, the mini grants and to apply online, please visit http://www.americandreamtoolkit.org/.

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