Schools may request grants in the range of $10,000 to $20,000.
Funds granted by Beyond Words are in addition to any federal, state or local assistance received.
Grants may not be used to supplant money normally budgeted for the school library program.
Only the online application will be accepted. No faxed, emailed or printed forms will be accepted. Look over your application carefully before submitting. We recommend you save your content information in your own MS Word file before submitting.
Grant applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Catastrophic grant applications will be accepted annual June 1-May 31with recipient notification in June. Note that catastrophic award recipients will receive a total of $50,000 in grant funds meaning that their initial $20,000 grant will be calculated into the catastrophic award amount.
Applicants will be notified by mail and email within eight weeks of submission.
Funds must be expended within 180 days of the awarding of the grant.
Within one year, grant recipients will be required to complete a report briefly describing how this grant impacted their school library program.