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Grant for Instructional Materials for Homeless

Posted on 01/09/2009

Grant for Instructional Materials for Homeless

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Applications are now being accepted for grants from the Charles Evans Book Fund. The Charles Evans Book Fund is a special program of ProLiteracy's National Book Fund,® a program that supplies local programs with adult literacy and basic education curricula and materials. The Charles Evans Book Fund, dedicated to improving the lives of people who are homeless, was established with a generous grant from the Charles Evans Foundation in honor of the life and philanthropy of the late Charles Evans.

Non-profit organizations that provide adult literacy or basic education services for people who are homeless are eligible to apply for a Charles Evans Book Fund grant from ProLiteracy. Grants typically range between $3,000 and $8,000, but may be smaller or larger depending on the needs of the applicant organization. Grants are in the form of vouchers for teaching materials and products from ProLiteracy's publishing division, New Readers Press.

In addition to literacy instructional and reading materials, New Readers Press also produces many materials to help individuals with life skills such as applying for a job, parenting, obtaining a driver's license, and others.

Applications are now being accepted by mail and must be postmarked no later than January 23, 2009 to be considered. Grant guidelines, applications, and additional information are available online.