Toyota Family Learning Grant- $175,000

The National Center for Family Literacy is accepting applications from organizations and educational institutions for projects that engage families in literacy and mentoring. Through the Toyota Family Learning initiative, NCFL will award five three-year grants of $175,000 each, as well as a wide range of NCFL training and communications support, to implement services that engage families in learning together, mentoring other families in learning together, and family service learning projects.

Priority will be given to projects that adapt existing family engagement in education programs to include the implementation of family mentoring and service learning components, including interactive literacy activities between parents and children, training for parents to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children, families mentoring other families to learn together and participate, and family service learning through projects and the sharing of those projects, activities, and experiences on the Toyota Family Learning community Web site.

Eligible applicants include schools (traditional public and charter), community-based organizations, libraries, and other organizations providing services to families. In addition, organizations must provide family-focused educational services for parents, grandparents, and/or legal guardians and their children ranging in age from 4 to 18 and serve a high percentage of minority populations and/or low-income families in two or three separate sites.

Grant applications, budget, and other required documentation must be submitted via the online application form available at www.toyotafamilylearning.org. Grant applications must be submitted by the close of business on June 24, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Any questions should be directed to toyotafamilylearning@famlit.org. For additional background information on NCFL, please visit www.famlit.org and www.wonderopolis.org.

See the Toyota Family Learning Web site for complete eligibility and application guidelines.