Literacy

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded $8.6 million in grants to support summer, family and adult literacy programs across the nation.

The grants are going to approximately 970 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools to support the educational journey of more than 663,000 individuals, which aim to enhance local literacy and education initiatives throughout the communities Dollar General serves.

Grant recipients plan to use awarded funds to promote literacy and learning across a variety of programs including promoting childhood summer reading, helping adults learn to read and prepare for the high school equivalency exam and helping individuals to learn English.

The Literacy Council of Union County received an Adult Literacy Program grant. The Literacy Coalition of South Central Arkansas, also in El Dorado, received a Family Literacy Program grant.

“During these extraordinary times, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to support communities’ literacy and educational advancements through funds that will impact thousands of students across the country,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member

In addition to the adult, family and summer program grants announced today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 21.

Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in implementing new literacy efforts or expanding existing ones. Funding can be used to purchase new technology, equipment, books, materials or software to enhance literacy programs.

CLICK HERE for a youth literacy grant application.

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