Due Date: February 7, 2023
Match Required: No Cost Share
Overview: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant was created to help build collections and bring books into the lives of children in preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, homeless shelters, charter schools, underfunded libraries, and other community organizations. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee believes children’s lives must be saturated with books and reading opportunities. An enduring message of the Committee’s Public Awareness Campaign is that books and reading can only add value to children’s lives if books are present with opportunities to read. The Book Donation Grant addresses these objectives.
Each applicant must demonstrate:
- Why the collection is needed in their community
- Why the collection is needed by the applicant
- How acquiring the collection will help the applicant better serve the children and youth of their community
- That the donated materials will be made freely available to children and youth without censorship