Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program CFDA 84.364A

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Purpose of Program:
The purpose of the Improving Literacy through School Libraries program is to improve student reading skills and academic achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists.

Eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) may use funds for the following activities:
Purchasing up-to-date school library media resources, including books; acquiring and using advanced technology that is integrated into the curricula of the school in order to develop and enhance the information literacy, information retrieval, and critical-thinking skills of students; facilitating Internet links and other resource-sharing networks; providing professional development for school library media specialists and providing activities that foster increased collaboration among library specialists, teachers, and administrators; and providing students with access to school libraries during non-school hours, including before and after school, weekends, and summer vacations.

(20 U.S.C.


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 364A.

Applications for grants under the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program, CFDA Number 8 4. 364A, must be submitted electronically using e-Application, accessible through the Department's e-Grants Web site at:

While completing your electronic application, you will be entering data online that will be saved into a database.

You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
Related Programs

Literacy through School Libraries

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $18,570,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program CFDA 84.364A; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: LEAs, including charter schools and State-administered schools that are considered LEAs under State law, in which at least 20 percent of the students served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line based on the most recent satisfactory data available from the U. S. Census Bureau at the time this notice is published.

These data are Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates for school districts for income year 2008.

A list of LEAs with their family poverty rates (based on these Census Bureau data) is posted on our Web site at

Note: Charter schools and State-administered schools must include documentation from their State educational agency (SEA) confirming eligibility for this program.

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