Grants Available for NH Literacy Projects

The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library is pleased to announce that the Granite State Reads grants program is currently accepting applications for 2009.

Granite State Reads offers financial support to New Hampshire organizations that provide literacy assistance to New Hampshire residents. Any project that improves the literacy skills of New Hampshire children or adults is eligible to apply for a Granite State Reads grant of $500 or more. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2008. Grant recipients will be notified by February 1, 2009.

Since 2003, nearly $75,000 has been distributed to New Hampshire literacy programs through Granite State Reads. Previously funded projects included: a program that provided books to babies and toddlers, several family reading initiatives and summer reading programs, guided reading groups, and literacy programs for people with learning challenges. Granite State Reads is currently a program of the Center for the Book with funds collected by Verizon through its “Check Into Literacy” program.

Those interested in applying for a Granite State Reads grant should review the GSR FAQ and download an application. You can contact Granite State Reads at gsr@dcr.nh.gov.

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