PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR 2016 BOOKMOBILE
GRANT APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED
-- 2017 APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY --
Bookmobile Grant Program
Lois Lenski, children’s book author and 1946 Newbery medalist for Strawberry Girl, had a life-long concern that all children have access to good books. Toward that end, the Foundation provides grants to bookmobile programs that serve
children from disadvantaged populations.
The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation awards grants to organizations that operate a lending bookmobile for purchasing books published for young people preschool through grade 8. Bookmobiles operated by charitable [501(c)(3)] and other non-taxable agencies, including public libraries or schools, are eligible. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need.
Grants for 2017 will range from $500 to $3000 and are specifically for book purchases, and cannot be used for administrative or operational uses.
Purpose of the Grants
The bookmobile grant program provides grants for purchasing children’s fiction or non-fiction books. The books are to be available for checkout by young people for pleasure reading or, perhaps, as a source of information for a school assignment. The library grant program DOES NOT provide grants for book distribution programs (book gift programs), atlases, dictionaries, basal readers or similar texts, workbooks or similar instructional tools, magazine subscriptions, or for textbooks or encyclopedias.
The LLCF bookmobile grant program provides grants for the purchase of books for children preschool through grade 8 [Early Reader books through Young Adult and Hi-Lo books]. Only organizations within the United States, its territories, or commonwealths are eligible.
Grant awardees will be asked to return a brief questionnaire and to provide documentation of grant spending.
Our bookmobile grant cycle begins in February and ends in October.
A link to a downloadable application is available at the Bookmobile Grant Application webpage. That webpage also provides detailed instructions for completing and sending the application.
Questions regarding the Foundation or its bookmobile grant program may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.