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Rotary Offers Grants For Literacy Projects

Long Beach Rotary and its charitable foundation are offering up to $7,500 for creative, teacher-driven literacy projects.  Teachers in preschool through third grade, including special education, may apply for grants of $500 to $2,500.  Apply by Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Grants will be awarded by June 2017 and may be used to purchase books, e-books, teaching aids, training programs or other educational materials beginning in the 2017-18 school year.

Teachers receiving awards may be invited to present their project at a Long Beach Rotary luncheon and will be required to complete a one-page report at the end of the grant period.

The grant application is available online.  The grants are part of Rotary’s Reading by 9 programs.  Rotarians each year donate more than $40,000 toward this program, and they have donated more than 215,000 books to local children, school libraries and non-profit literacy programs in the Long Beach area.  The goal is to increase the percentage of students reading at grade level by age nine.