Grant proposals that focus on one project whose outcomes can be achieved in one year.
Silver grant award: $2,500 grant category for programs serving 30-49 students at a minimum of 6 hours per year of instruction. Twelve hours of yearly instruction preferred.
Gold grant award: $5,000 for programs serving 50-149 students at a minimum of 6 hours per year of instruction for 50 students served. Twelve hours of yearly instruction required for 51 students and above.
Platinum grant award: $7,500 for programs serving 150 + students at a minimum of 12 hours per year of instruction
Collaborative efforts with community workforce organizations, community colleges, education programs, libraries, local businesses, and apprenticeship programs that teach workforce skills
Classes with at least 6-12 hours or more hours of yearly instruction
Improved or streamlined data collection to support program goals, management and student impact
Digital literacy instruction (how to use computers/tablets/software) including training for staff, teachers, and tutors
Strategic planning and organizational assessments for program management and growth
Strengthening student and tutor recruitment and retention
Family literacy programs providing literacy and numeracy to adults
Community awareness, outreach, marketing materials development and updating.
Activities Not Funded
Purchasing and distributing children’s books
Family literacy activities that do not include adults
New curriculum development
Out of state travel
Parties, celebrations, tutor appreciation events
Purchase of accounting or legal services
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