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AASL Innovative Reading Grant
|Sponsored by Capstone, administered by the American Association of School Librarians|
|Contact:||Jonna Ashley, Program Coordinator|
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
American Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2795
Phone: 800.545.2433 ext. 4382
|Description:||The AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers. The reading program must be specifically designed for children in kindergarten through grade 9 in a school library setting. The grant committee will award the grant to an innovative program that demonstrates the potential for reading improvement; promotes the importance of reading; and facilitate learnersí literacy development by supporting current reading research, practice, and policy. The programís potential for replication should also be apparent.|
The applicant must be a personal member of AASL. The application is accessible online at the website indicated above. An award rating sheet and grant rubric is available to download for help in crafting a winning application.
|Eligibility:||Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)|
|Award(s):||Grants of $2,500 are awarded.|
|Deadline(s):||Applications are due February 1, annually.|
|Focus:||At Risk, Literacy, PreK-12, Professional Development|
|Grade Level(s):||K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12|
|Content Area(s):||Reading/English/Language Arts|