The Children’s Literacy Foundation’s At-Risk Children Grant Applications Available Now Through December 6

Waterbury Center, VT The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF)’s At-Risk Children grant application for Spring 2018 is available now at www.clifonline.org under “Literacy Programs.” The deadline to submit this application is December 6, 2017.
Organizations serving low-income, at-risk, or rural kids up to age twelve in New Hampshire and/or Vermont and which can gather at least 30 children for a storytelling event and book giveaway are eligible to apply. The grant provides an on-site children’s book library for the organization or program, as well as two new books for each child in attendance to select and keep, and an inspiring storytelling presentation for children and families with one of CLiF’s 62 popular children’s author/illustrators, poets, graphic novelists, and storytellers. CLiF also offers an optional training session for the parents and families served by the grantee about the importance of reading to and with young children, and strategies for doing so effectively.
CLiF Program Manager Jana Brown says, “CLiF’s At-Risk Children grant is an exciting opportunity to inspire children at risk of growing up with low literacy skills to love reading and writing. CLiF welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of school-based and community programs who are serving a significant percentage of low-income children and families. In recent years, we have served afterschool programs, early childhood education programs, shelters, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA programs, refugee services organizations, WIC programs, parent-child centers, and a variety of other programs across VT and NH. In addition, we are always exploring opportunities for creative partnerships to serve new groups and communities with this grant.” 
 
Applications received in this cycle will be considered for programs or events taking place in Spring 2018. Any questions regarding CLiF’s At-Risk Children grant should be directed to Jana Brown at (802) 244-0944.
About the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF)
 
CLiF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture a love of reading and writing among low­-income, at­-risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Since 1998, CLiF has supported and inspired nearly 200,000 young readers and writers through six literacy program grants and has given away almost $5 million in new, high­-quality children’s books. For more information about CLiF, visit www.clifonline.org

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