WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013
Note: The next regular edition of WSL Updates will appear on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
GRANT CYCLE OPENS – EARLY ACHIEVERS OUTREACH PARTNERSHIP
The Early Achievers Outreach Partnership (EAOP) initiative, funded by a Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge grant awarded to the Department of Early Learning (DEL) by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to:
- Help local public libraries partner with DEL to build awareness of key early learning initiatives among Washington families;
- Identify best practices for future partnerships between public libraries and DEL on early learning public awareness and family engagement initiatives.
All public libraries in Washington State organized under RCW 27.12 may apply. Applications may be submitted from a public library or a public library system. WSL reserves the right to limit the number and amount of awards to a public library/public library system in order to ensure that funds are distributed in early learning regions where there are local efforts to increase Early Achievers participation. Up to 50 library mini-grants of no less than $500 and no more than $1,000 per qualifying outlet will be awarded in collaboration with the Early Learning Public Library Partnership (ELPLP). Overall funding to support this grant cycle is $25,000.
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29, 2013. More details may be found at www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/grants. Information about Early Achievers may be found at www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/EarlyAchievers. Questions? Contact Martha Shinners, EAOP Project Manager, 360.570.5567, email@example.com, or Diane Hutchins, 360.704.7137, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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