American Dream Literacy Initiative

Through the American Dream Literacy Initiative, 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.

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.

American Dream Literacy Initiative logoApplications for the 2021 grants are now closed. Please select from the following options:


The American Dream Literacy Initiative is made possible through the generous support of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.