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Apply for a CLiF At-Risk Children Grant for Fall 2012

August 16, 2012

By Julia Rogers

As you all know, the CLiF inspires a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural children throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. We do this through five programs: Community Literacy, Year of the Book, Children of Prison Inmates, Summer Readers, and At Risk Children.

Though we sometimes contact organizations to offer them grants for our programs, it’s more common that we accept applications from social service and community organizations in Vermont and New Hampshire that serve rural or at-risk children birth to 12 and their parents.

We are ready to accept applications for at-risk programs for the fall of 2012.

Select organizations in each state will receive an engaging story telling presentation, a wide array of brand new, high quality children’s books for your clients to keep, as well as an on-site library. CLiF can also offer an entertaining and empowering short seminar for parents on the importance of playing word games and reading with their children.

Eligible organizations include affordable housing properties, after-school programs, homeless and domestic violence shelters, parent education programs, teen parent programs, infant and pre-school programs, community centers, refugee and migrant programs, and other organizations that serve at-risk children.

To qualify for a storyteller visit, you must be able to host an event with at least 25 children. More than 35 percent of the children you serve must qualify for free school meals or other public assistance programs.

Our application deadline is September 15th, 2012 for events this fall. Applications received after spots have been filled will be reviewed after December 1, 2012.

If your organization meets the qualifications mentioned above, we encourage you to apply. Please contact Julia Rogers at or 802-244-0944 for an application or questions. You can also download an application from our website and email it to Julia before September 15th.

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