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Instructions | Application | Chart of Poverty Estimates

20 mini-grants of $400 each are available to MHLS member libraries to incentivize long term incorporation of early literacy components into their story times. All grant recipients must:

A brief application is required. Please note that each application will be scored using the evaluation chart in the Instructions. Applications will be ranked for funding based on their score. Preference is give to libraries in areas where poverty estimates are above 9%, as per the chart of Estimated Town/City Poverty Rates by Mid-Hudson Member Library Location based on school free/reduced lunch program, but all MHLS libraries are encouraged to apply regardless of poverty rate. All applications will not necessarily be funded. Applicants are encouraged to use the starred resources below to strengthen their application & their planning.

To apply, submit the 2 page application to Merribeth Advocate at MHLS. Applications must be received by the end of day on November 4, 2013. Libraries will be notified by November 15, 2013. The grant project period ends April 23, 2014.

Contact person: Contact Merribeth Advocate, Assistant Director | | 845-471-6060 x254

This is a MHLS Connecting, Collaborating and Contributing Mini-Grant funded by New York State 2013 Coordinated Outreach Categorical Aid to the Mid-Hudson Library System.

Resources for Strengthening your Application and Planning: Read more about Building Early Literacy Through Public Libraries through resources I have curated at

Ready to Read at New York Libraries - information & resources from the New York State Division of Library Development


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