Principals' Memo #1012-10

Department of Education

July 20, 2010

TO: Principals

FROM: Linda M. Wallinger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

SUBJECT: Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Accepting Applications for 2011 National Grant Program

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is accepting applications for its annual national grant competition. The grant making program is designed to help develop or expand projects that support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their children.

To be eligible for funding, the applicant organization must have nonprofit or public status and must have been in existence for two or more years. The organization must operate an instructional literacy program that has been in existence for at least two years and includes one or more of the following components: literacy for adults, parent education, preliteracy or literacy instruction for children PreK to grade three, and/or intergenerational literacy activities (parent and child together time).

A total of approximately $650,000 in grants will be awarded in 2011; grant requests should not exceed $65,000.  Applications are due to the Foundation on September 10, 2010.

The National Grant Program application and guidelines are available at the Foundation's Web site at

For more information about the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s 2011 National Grant Program, contact Keiv Richardson, program coordinator, by telephone at (202) 955-6183 or by e-mail at