Applications for the American Dream Starts @ your library literacy initiative are now being accepted. Online applications will be accepted between July 16 and August 26. Grants range from $5,000. to $15,000.
Public libraries and library systems that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for this funding.
- A public library with a demonstrated need and the capacity to provide literacy services for adult English language learners.
- Located within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store, distribution center, or corporate office (nearly the entire MVLS service area is covers, as there are Dollar General stores in St. Johnsville, Palatine Bridge, Fonda, Amsterdam, Cobleskill, Scotia, Schenectady, and Gloversville).
- Library systems and libraries that have previously received American Dream Starts @ your library grants are eligible to apply.
Applications are being accepted through Sunday, August 26, 2012. To access the 2012 grant application go to: www.americandreamtoolkit.org .