Literacy Grants for Libraries Application 2017

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7th Annual Better World Books Literacy Grants for Libraries
Better World Books is thrilled to provide you with a chance to fund a project which will make an impact in your community.


Please answer all of the questions in this form. Take the time and space that you need to answer the questions completely but please note that each entry box does have character limits.

We recommend building your answers in your preferred word processing program, then copying and pasting your responses into this form. 

Submit your completed application via SurveyGizmo by 4:00 PM ET on March 31, 2017. You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been submitted. No other forms of submission will be accepted. Incomplete forms or late submissions will not be accepted or considered.

More information about requirements and timelines can be found at Our Literacy Grants for Libraries are open to libraries located in the US and Canada. 

Please keep the following criteria in mind as you complete the application:
  • Where questions have multiple parts, be sure to address all parts. Omissions make it difficult to evaluate your application.
  • Projects should address the literacy needs of under-served populations in their community. Literacy needs are defined by broadly identifying, understanding, interpreting, creating, communicating, and computing information to live a more fulfilling and productive life.
  • Libraries may pitch only one project each, with a maximum award of $15,000. Please be sure to clearly outline the project elements that require the requested funds.
  • Projects that will have a measurable and long term impact on an under-served population and will continue to operate after grant funds have been utilized will be looked upon favorably.

Better World Books looks forward to reviewing applications that bring a fresh and inspired approach to challenging issues.
SECTION 1: Library Information
Character Limit: 1,000
SECTION 2: Project Lead Information
SECTION 3: Project Information
Character Limit: 4,500
Character Limit: 2,000
Character Limit: 4,500
Character Limit: 2,500
Character Limit: 2,500
Character Limit: 2,000
SECTION 4: Sign Off
21. I confirm this application is complete and that I am ready to submit it to Better World Books for review.
Please type the full name of each person to confirm complete.
Please continue to the next page to submit your application.
The questions on the next page are for information gathering only and will not be evaluated
 alongside your grant application.