Library REACH Grant Application
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February 24, 2020

The Fund for Public Schools and the New York City School Library System are pleased to announce
the 16th annual Library Revitalizing Education for Adolescents and Children (REACH) grant. Library REACH is a privately-funded program that allows New York City public schools to improve their libraries in order to enhance teaching and learning. Since 2003, The Fund has awarded over 300 Library REACH grants totaling
over $2.8 million. This year we will award 5 grants to schools libraries for up to $2,500.

Eligibility Criteria – Only NYC Public school libraries are eligible. Independent and charter school libraries are NOT eligible.

Each school must have:

▪ An operational library program that can demonstrate need;
▪ One full-time certified librarian or teacher-assigned to the library
▪ A commitment to implementing the grant by the end of the current school year ;
▪ A commitment to submitting an evaluation form upon completion of the project;

Note: Campus schools are eligible to apply and should select one school as the lead applicant.

Using the SLMPE Rubric, evaluate your current library facility and develop a school library improvement plan.

http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/school-library-services/slmpe-rubric-2016.pdf

Grants are awarded through a competitive process and chosen by a Review Team comprised of staff from Library Services.
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