Laura Bush Grants for School Libraries

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries seeks to provide books and reading materials to school libraries and students that most need them. The Foundation provides grants of up to $5,000 to help school libraries expand, update and diversify their book collections. In the last funding cycle, the foundation made grants totaling more than $1.1 million to two hundred      and  thirty-eight schools.

All Laura Bush Foundation grants are made to individual schools rather than to school districts, county systems, private organizations, foundations or other entities. This includes all public, private, parochial, charter, city, state, county and reservation schools — including special schools, social services schools, and juvenile detention center schools in any of those jurisdictions — that serve any combination of pre-kindergarten through high school students. Only schools where a minimum of 80 percent of the student body qualify for the free or reduced lunch program are eligible to apply.

Funds are only available for library books and magazine/serial copies and subscriptions. Get the details including grant application at Proposals are due December 1, 2012.