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>Grant Opportunity – The American Dream Starts @ your library


The American Library Association (ALA) received a $750,000 two year grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to continue “The American Dream Starts @ your library”. This new round of funding will help 70 public libraries in Dollar General communities expand their literacy services for adult English language learners.

To be eligible, the applicant institution must be a public library or a public library with a bookmobile providing literacy services for adult English language learners, and must be within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store, distribution center, or corporate office (there are Dollar General Stores in Gloversville, Amsterdam, Fonda, St. Johnsville, Palentine Bridge, Cobleskill, Schenectady and Scotia). Each funded library will receive a onetime $5,000 grant.

Applications for funding must be submitted online and are being accepted through Sunday, February 28, 2010. Selected applicants will be notified in April, 2010. Complete information and a grant application form can be found at

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