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Beyond Words: Dollar General School Library Relief Fund  
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  Beyond Words: Dollar General School Library Relief Fund
           
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Eligibility

The sponsor requires that BOTH of the following are met:

bullet Must be a public school library - PreK-12.

bullet Must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, distribution center or corporate office (Please visit the store locator section of the Dollar General website).

as well as ONE of the following:

bullet Must have lost its building or incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, hurricane, flood, avalanche, mudslide), fire or an act recognized by the federal government as terrorism;

OR

bullet Has absorbed a significant number (more than 10% enrollment) of displaced/evacuee students.

Criteria

bullet The program is to satisfy the need to replace or supplement books, media and/or library equipment in the school library setting.

bullet It is expected that a certified school librarian at the campus, district or regional level will be involved in the selection of materials/equipment to be purchased.

bullet Within one year of receiving a grant, recipients will be required to complete a report briefly describing how this grant impacted your school library program. The report should include receipts on how the funds were allocated.

bullet Grant recipients must spend grant funds within 180 days of receipt.

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