Funding & Awards
$300,000 Literacy Grant Opens
The Library of Congress has started accepting nominations for its Literacy Awards program, which will award multiple prizes of up to $150,000 to schools and other organizations for their efforts at promoting literacy.
In total, 18 prizes will be awarded, totaling $325,000.
- The David M. Rubenstein Prize, one $150,000 prize, for an "outstanding and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels";
- The American Prize, one $50,000 award, for raising awareness of literacy in the United States;
- The International Prize, one $50,000 award, for raising literacy awareness internationally (organizations based in the United States are eligible); and
- Best Practice Honorees, 15 $5,000 prizes totaling $75,000, for "successful implementation of a specific literacy promotion practice." Winners are selected from the three categories above.
LOC is accepting applications beginning today through Midnight (Eastern time) March 8. Further details, including a link to the application, can be found at read.gov/literacyawards.