The American Dream Literacy Initiative

10-Year Anniversary

Thanks to the generous support of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, we are celebrating 10 years of the program!

The American Dream Literacy Initiative 10-year retrospective report is now availableIn this report, you'll learn more about how this grant has helped nearly 200 libraries across the United States enhance their services for adult learners. Here's to another 10 years of adult literacy!

The American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation offer annual grants to U.S. public libraries to expand services for adult English language learners or adults in need of basic education and workforce development. Grants of $10,000 each are awarded annually.

Public libraries are eligible if they serve adult English language learners and are located within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store, distribution center or corporate office. Visit the Dollar General Store Locator.

Applications for the 2019 grants will open on October 15, 2018 and close on December 14, 2018. The application will be available at https://apply.ala.org/americandream2019.

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