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AASL Innovative Reading Grant

Sponsored by Capstone, administered by the American Association of School Librarians
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Contact:Allison Cline, Deputy Executive Director
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
American Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2795

Phone: 800.545.2433 ext. 4385
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 AASL Innovative Reading Grant Committee will award the grant to a successful reading project that demonstrates the potential for reading improvement for kindergarten through grade 9 students. The program should promote 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. To apply for the grant, access the application online at the website indicated above. For help in crafting a winning application, download the award rating sheet and grant rubric from the grant website.
Eligibility:Public, Private
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
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