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Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant

In-Kind Grants of Books to USA Agencies and Institutions
to Encourage Reading Among Children and Youth

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Funding Source:

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American Library Association - Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)

Deadline Date:

01/31/20 4:00 PM CST

Description:

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In-kind donations of books to USA agencies and institutions to encourage reading among children and youth. The reading books are intended to enrich the lives of children in homeless shelters, preschool programs, charter schools, underfunded libraries, and other community organizations. Eligible applicants such as libraries, schools, detention centers, social service agencies, and religious organizations must demonstrate how acquiring the collection will help them better serve the children and youth of their community.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee believes children’s lives must be saturated with books and reading opportunities. An enduring message of the Committee's Public Awareness Campaign is that books and reading can only add value to children's lives if books are present with opportunities to read. The Book Donation Grant addresses these objectives.

Background

Every year, in the process of choosing the Coretta Scott King Book Award winners and honor books, the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association receives multiple copies of approximately 60-100 titles by African American authors and illustrators, including a full set of the year's winning and honor titles.

Agencies and institutions serving children can make use of these valuable materials. Therefore, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee has devised the following process for donating selected copies of the books submitted for consideration for the award to an agency with demonstrated need.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Why the collection is needed in their community
  • Why the collection is needed in their agency or institution
  • How acquiring the collection will help them better serve the children and youth of their community
  • That the materials will be made freely available to children and youth without censorship

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149418

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any agency or institution that serves children or youth can apply for this award. This includes, but is not limited to schools, libraries, social service agencies, community organizations, prisons or detention centers, churches or other religious organizations, and institutions of higher education.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications will be on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4 pm CST. Recipient(s) of the Book Donation will be announced by the end of March.

Guidelines:
- No paper copies are accepted.
- Shipping and handling charges are the responsibility of the institution or agency selected to receive the materials. These costs typically range from $80-100, depending on the distance from ALA's Chicago headquarters.
- Materials must be claimed within one month of notification of the donation or they will be donated to the second choice of the award committee.
- Recipients agree to accept all materials offered.
- A selected institution or agency may receive materials no more than once every five years.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/coretta-scott-king-book-awards-donation-grant-application

American Library Association
ALA Headquarters
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (800) 545-2433
Fax: (312) 440-9374
Email: ala@ala.org

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