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Grants to USA and Canada PreK-12 Teachers for Book Purchases to Enhance Classroom Libraries

Book Love Foundation Grant


GrantWatch ID# 194170
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Funding Source
Book Love Foundation
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Geographic Focus
All USA
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of $1,000 to USA and Canada PreK-12 teachers for book purchases to enhance their classroom libraries. Grantees will choose books based on the specific needs of their students. Funding is intended for applicants dedicated to regular independent reading during class time.

The Book Love Foundation seeks teachers who demonstrate a passion for promoting a hunger for books. These teachers recognize the diversity of every class of readers and they challenge each student to build an independent reading life of increasing depth and joy. Teachers who apply for a Book Love Foundation grant must demonstrate that they are already committed to the support of readers through current classroom practices such as maintaining access to a range of books, conferring regularly and purposefully to understand and support students' changing needs, and sharing their own contagious passion for reading inside and outside of their classroom.

The Foundation continues to honor Dr. Teri Lesesne with Book Clubs grants, specific to building book clubs.

The Book Love Foundation Board of Directors considers the needs of the school where the applicant teaches but understands that all schools must commit to improving the joy and engagement of young people with reading. The Board of Directors seeks teachers who will lead colleagues and their school community to a deeper understanding of the importance of an individual reading life that is as diverse as the students. 



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Requirements:
- Applicant must be a full time preK-12 classroom teacher in the United States or Canada. If you are awarded a grant and then accept another position in your school district this summer (like a coaching or curriculum position), the Foundation will be happy for you, but the grant will be voided. Grants cannot be transferred to colleagues.
- Applicant must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to independent reading and book clubs as regular classroom practices.
- Applicant must have at least the start of a working classroom library.
- Applicant must be willing to maintain the Book Love Foundation library in the applicant’s classroom. The books received from this grant are not for a school-wide library or to be permanently divided among teachers. Creative sharing, however, is always encouraged.
- Applicant must be willing to be included in Book Love Foundation promotional materials/website and participate in research into the effectiveness of classroom libraries and book clubs on student outcomes in reading. Grant winners are expected to collect records and help the Foundation advance this important work.
- This grant is given to you to support your work as a classroom teacher. It is not given to the school or school district. Please be sure this is clear to your administrators before you apply. If you leave the district, the books go with you.

Pre-Application Information
Timeline:
- Accepting Applications: December 15, 2022 - March 1, 2023
- All applicants will be notified by email of grant decisions by April 30, 2023.
- Books will be delivered to grant winners as vendors have them available. The Foundation hopes to complete delivery during the fall of 2023. The sooner winners order, the sooner they'll receive their books.

Applicants are required to fill out the form in the link below, as well as submit the application found in Supporting Documents, via email.

Estimated Size of Grant
$1,000

Contact Information
Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2K5EIVjYxzSgHX3lBkTO8CTYLv3o6FLhGRZIDAd9KhqAHzA/viewform

Submit the application electronically to application@booklovefoundation.org.

For questions, please send your inquiry to the above email address or to info@booklovefoundation.org

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