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AI-5017 5.B.4.       
Meeting Date: 01/22/2014  
Grant application for Texas Book Festival Literacy Initiative Grant
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Discuss and consider submission of a grant application to the Texas Book Festival for the 2014 Literacy Initiative Grant.
The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by Laura Bush. It is a nonprofit corporation that has donated more than $2.5 million to Texas libraries over the eighteen years of its existence. The Texas Book Festival awards grants to support collection enhancement and to implement or continue innovative literacy and technology programs for our Texas public libraries. These grants greatly benefit the library and enable them to share the importance of literature with a wide variety of people in their community.
Literacy Initiative Grants fund sustainable programs that increase literacy in the community. These programs can be targeted at a specific community or audience and can include funding for the materials required to support the literacy initiative.

Literacy Initiative grants are funded up to $5000 and there is no cash match required. The application is currently being developed and the deadline for submission is January 31, 2014.

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