Oops! This is the link to 2010 LBF Application. It was closed last year. Please go to the new application site: www.laurabushfoundation.org
Questions regarding this application must be received by email no later than December 14, 2010, to guarantee a response. Specific questions regarding this application should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to promote a love of reading, the goal of the Laura Bush Foundation (LBF) is to provide books to the school libraries and students that most need them. Consequently, funds are available only for library books and magazine/serial copies and subscriptions. The Laura Bush Foundation is unable to honor requests for staffing, shelving, furniture, equipment, software, videos, classroom book sets or any kind of book guides, tests or exams.
The Foundation makes grants of up to $6,000 to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of the libraries that receive them. All LBF grants are made to individual schools rather than to school districts, county systems, private organizations, foundations, or other entities. Only one application per school is allowed per year.
Only schools where a minimum of 50% of the student body qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) program are eligible to apply. Because research demonstrates a clear relationship between family income and a student’s access to books, the LBF gives selection preference to schools in which 90% or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches and are likely to have the fewest books at home.
All applications must be made on-line through this website. We cannot accept applications that are faxed, e-mailed, or mailed in print form. Free on-line access is available at most public libraries in the United States and its territories. The LBF will notify you that your application has been received through an e-mail message sent to the address you provide in the application itself. Please be sure that you completely fill out the application. We are unable to accept applications that are incomplete and must eliminate them from consideration.
We anticipate that recipients will be identified and awards will be made before the middle of May, 2011.
The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is a fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, an IRS approved 501 C (3). For general questions regarding the Foundation, please contact Alicia Reid at email@example.com or by phone at (202)-263-4774.