Opportunities

Combating Summer Slide Grant Application

Grants of up to $1,000.00 are available for educators or KRA members for a thoughtfully presented summer literacy project that combats summer slide. As many educators are aware, summer often becomes a time where reading gains made through the school year can stall or decline, especially for struggling readers. Often referred to as “summer slide”, researchers like Anne McGill-Franzen and Richard Allington have written several books and research articles on preventing summer slide.

College or University Research Grant Application (Check Back For Open Application Dates)

Grants of up to $1,500.00 for research expenses are available for Kentucky advanced doctoral students, or college/university faculty members in carrying out a literacy research project in the state of Kentucky. Advanced doctoral students should be through their qualifying exams and in the proposal writing phase in order to apply.

Early Childhood Literature Grant Application (Check Back For Open Application Dates)

Grants of up to $500.00 are available for preschool or early childhood educators for a thoughtfully presented classroom literacy project and/or library collection that increases children’s access to print, including multicultural texts that inspire learning in the classroom.

Classroom Library Grant Application (Check Back For Open Application Dates)

Grants of up to $500.00 are available for K-12 level educators for a thoughtfully presented classroom literacy project and/or library collection that increases children’s access to print, including multicultural texts that inspire learning in the classroom.

New Teacher Mini-Grant Application (Check Back For Open Application Dates)

A grant of up to $500.00 is available for a new teacher to attend the annual Kentucky Reading Association (KRA) conference. This opportunity is designed to encourage new teachers to join a professional organization and become actively involved in the statewide network of teachers, educators, and administrators dedicated to improving literacy for learners across the Commonwealth.