Funding Available for K-12 Literacy Programs

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Donna Throckmorton

Mar 15, 2022, 5:36:05 PMMar 15

Arizona Humanities just launched their K-12 Literacy Initiative this week. 


Can you help us share this information with your school library contacts? 



From: Arizona Humanities <>
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2022 9:30 AM
To: Julianne Cheng <>
Subject: Funding Available for K-12 Literacy Programs


Partner with Arizona Humanities to launch your program!

Trouble reading this email? Read more about the K-12 Literacy Initiative on our website:


Have an idea for a literacy program in your school?

Learn how Arizona Humanities can support you!


Arizona Humanities believes that building strong literacy skills at an early age is crucial for building a just and civil society. With special funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Arizona Humanities is excited to announce a new initiative to launch innovative and engaging literacy programs in K-12 schools in Arizona. This initiative will provide support for literacy programs led by Arizona educators in partnership with K-12 schools and nonprofits that serve Arizona schools. 



We invite program proposals that foster literacy in the humanities, including but not limited to: 

·       Reading and discussion programs

·       Storytelling and creative writing

·       Peer-to-peer learning and discussion

·       Cultural learning/sharing


We especially encourage program proposals that incorporate active engagement with students through opportunities for discussion and reflection. Literacy programs can incorporate history, cultural studies, languages other than English, and other humanities disciplines. We will also accept proposals that combine humanities and STEAM disciplines. If you are unsure about whether your program fosters literacy and engages the humanities, please contact us! 


We welcome program proposals from teachers in any discipline, school librarians, and administrators. See eligibility below. Literacy programs can target a specific group, class, grade, school, or district.




Eligibility: K-12 institutions and nonprofits that serve K-12 institutions that provide humanities-based literacy programs. 

Funding Period: June 1, 2022 - June 1, 2023 

Deadline for Submissions: April 30, 2022 




Attend the Virtual Info Session!

Wednesday, March 30 at 4:00 PM


Learn more about the K-12 Literacy Initiative and how to apply in our virtual info session. Arizona Humanities staff and educator-partners will be available to answer questions.

Can't make this session? A recording will be sent to all registrants.





Samantha Anderson at

Julianne Cheng at





Arizona Humanities is a statewide nonprofit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1973, Arizona Humanities has supported public programs that promote understanding of the human experience with cultural, educational, and nonprofit organizations across Arizona. 


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K-12 Literacy Initiative - Call for Proposals.pdf

Kilker, Jean

Mar 15, 2022, 8:49:02 PMMar 15

Arizona Humanities just launched their K-12 Literacy Initiative this week. 
For more information please visit the link and review the attachment and below information.
The deadline is April 30

Jean and Beth
TLD co-chairs

Jean Kilker, M.A. M.Ed. NBPTS
Maryvale High School
ALA Libraries Ready to Code Grant
CARES Act Grant AZ Dept of Library Archives and Public Records
Co-chair Teacher Librarian Division of AZLA

K-12 Literacy Initiative - Call for Proposals.pdf
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