The Florida Reading Association is interested in recognizing the efforts of councils by awarding grants of up to $500.00 to councils that collaborate with local agencies in planning and conducting projects aimed at promoting literacy within the community. Councils should follow these guidelines when seeking an FRA Local Council Grant:
Funding will be granted for projects which are designed to extend literacy efforts within the community, such as providing tote bags with grooming needs and books, pencils, crayons, and paper for children in homeless shelters, or in sponsoring adult literacy programs. The FRA grant may be used to cover items that are directly related to carrying out the project, to a maximum amount of $500.00.
Applications will be reviewed by members of the Administrative Committee at scheduled FRA Board meetings in September and January. Any applications received after January will not be considered until the next school year - if the council chooses to resubmit. Councils will be notified action on their application within 10 days of a scheduled board meeting.
Send completed application to the Chair of the Administrative Committee as listed in The Florida Reading Quarterly (December issue) or the FRA Directory.
The downloadable application form is in Portable Document Format (PDF) and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge from Adobe.
Local Council Grants Program Winners
1998 Duval County Reading Council $200.00
1997 Hillsborough County Council $500.00
1995 Pinellas Reading Council $500.00
1994 St. Lucie County Reading Council $500.00