Through my literacy consulting work, I frequently get asked by educators around the country for insights on how they can receive funding to implement a literacy initiative or project. While I will continue to respond individually to educators who reach out via email or this website's contact form, I wanted to share some highlights here.
Having worked in rural, Title I, and suburban districts, I understand the need for literacy funding and have written and received several grants allowing me to impact literacy development. My hope is the information below helps educators begin their grant writing journey. Be sure to check with your school district and administrator before applying for grant funding as some districts may have an internal process and checkpoints you must follow.
Funding Sources (not an exhaustive list):
If you have additional questions or need for consulting services, feel free to reach out using the contact form.
Best of luck!
Are there grant programs you would like to see added to this list? If so, add a comment and/or complete the contact form and I will add them.
A PLC (Professional Learning Community) in my building was looking for an engaging way for students needing extra reading practice to get support from adults in our building. To support this, I created monthly "Read Around the Building" pages students can use to celebrate how often they are reading to adults in our building.
Reading practice might include trade books, sight word 5x5 lists, poetry, short passages, or anything else the teacher finds appropriate for each student.
If you would like a copy of any, or all, of these pages, let me know.
My building has been working on building student number sense, and specifically using Number Talks. Number Talks are the work of Ann Dominick and Sherry Parrish and have hand signals that students use as they mentally solve problems. To support classroom implementation, I created the posters shown below. I also used these posters as I modeled number talk lessons in K-5 classrooms.