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RRMG Eligibility and Application Information

Pre-K teachers now eligible!

To be eligible for the 2017-18 Recreational Reading Mini-Grant, schools must meet the following criteria:

  • Only Pre K-5 teachers within Los Angeles County may apply
  • At least 50% of students at the school must qualify for free or reduced lunch

    Not sure? Compare the chart on page 2 of this document to the demographics of your school

  • Applicant must NOT have received a Recreational Reading Mini-Grant in 2016-17

The 2017-18 Recreational Reading Mini-Grant application will open on September 29th. Submissions will be due November 17th. Awards will be announced on January 12, 2018.

In order to be considered for the grant, teachers must submit a completed online application, including booklist, to The Riordan Foundation. Grants are reviewed and awarded while funding is available, and we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. Incomplete, plagiarized, or ineligible applications will be disqualified without prior notice. You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted the application form. We ask that you please DO NOT call the office to inquire about the status of your application. Books will be shipped to teachers at winning schools within six weeks of the date of award notification.

Rules and Regulations:

  • AT LEAST 50 of the requested books must be hardcover. Only 20% of books may be non-English.
  • Books must be housed in classrooms, not school libraries.
  • Acquired books are not the property of the applicant teacher and must remain within the grade level of the classroom for which they were originally purchased, even if the initial teacher moves grades and/or schools.
  • Students must be free to borrow books to take home, though an official lending system is not required.
  • Funds are for recreational reading material ONLY, booklists that apply for textbooks and/or books that will be used as part of a formal reading curriculum (such as class sets) will be disqualified.
  • No class sets. No more than 5 books of the same title may be requested on the booklist.
  • Although all applications will be considered, a maximum of three teachers will be selected from any school that applies.

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