[Michlib-l] "Let's Learn Together Outside" Grant Opportunity

Lancaster, Catherine (MDE) LancasterC5 at michigan.gov
Fri Dec 9 15:18:08 EST 2016

****Grant alert!****

Deadline is December 21st - could be a great opportunity for summer learning programs at your library.

The National Center for Families Learning is accepting applications for Let's Learn Together Outside<http://www.familieslearning.org/our-capabilities/lets-learn-together-outside-rfp.html?utm_source=NCFL+Literacy+NOW&utm_campaign=43b8a856e9-12_09_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ddbeaff477-43b8a856e9-42135193>, a nature-based learning adventure series for families. Let's Learn Together Outside will equip parents with research-based tools and strategies to engage their children in learning through exploring nature through a series of three workshops.
NCFL will award three organizations a $3,000 grant and provide training and support to implement Let's Learn Together Outside events for parents/caregivers and their preschool children. NCFL requests applicants be public libraries, particularly those in urban areas with a high poverty population and a dearth of nature-based learning opportunities, to implement a series of three workshops for families.
Funds and other support
Winning applicants will receive a $3,000 grant for the purpose of providing three nature-based workshops for families. These workshops will include Parent Time followed by Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time(r).
PACT Time - activities that are defined in federal legislation as interactive literacy activities between parents and children
Parent Time - activities that are defined in federal legislation as training for parents regarding how to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children
Funding must be used to implement NCFL's Let's Learn Together Outside workshops and can support staff, facilities, supplies, outreach to families, and other direct funding needs as determined by the grantee and reflected in the proposed budget.
The grantee will be expected to allocate a portion of grant funding as follows:
*         Designated Parent Facilitators to implement Let's Learn Together Outside
*         Meals and childcare for families during programming
*         Staff participation in trainings
Sites will receive the following from NCFL:
*         Ongoing training and technical assistance
*         Parent Time and PACT Time materials and guidance.
Applicant organization must:
*         Agree to provide family-focused educational services for at least 20 parents, grandparents, and/or legal guardians and their children ranging in age from 3-5.
*         Provide three workshops of at least two hours in duration, which includes meal time, and the workshops must be provided in three consecutive weeks.

Cathy Lancaster

Youth Services Coordinator
Statewide Library Services
Library of Michigan
517-373-5700 f
LancasterC5 at michigan.gov<mailto:LancasterC5 at michigan.gov>
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