Learn how your public library can receive $10,000 to support services for English language learners or adults in need of basic workforce development through ALA's American Dream Literacy Initiative.
Funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the American Dream Literacy Initiative has provided more than $1.5 million in funding to 188 libraries since the program’s inception, reaching approximately 25,000 English language learners. The grants allow libraries to augment their print and digital English as a second language (ESL) collections; increase computer access and training; provide job training; hold English language learning (ELL), general educational development (GED) and citizenship classes; and raise the visibility of services for immigrant populations.
Applications for the 2019 American Dream grants will be accepted from Oct. 15 - Dec. 14, 2018. (An online application will be available starting Oct. 15 at apply.ala.org/americandream2019.)
Participants in this webinar will:
1. Learn about the history, goals and grant guidelines of the American Dream Literacy Initiative
2. Get tips for submitting a competitive American Dream grant application
3. Hear from previous recipients of American Dream grants about how the funding made a difference in their library's service offerings