WOWSA! $40,000 for Family/Adult/Aboriginal literacy projects

BC Literacy Funding

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Wow, what a way to start a Saturday morning!  $40,000.00 for community literacy projects?  Yes please!!  Amiright, Funds Fans?

The Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology is inviting proposals to the 2013/14 Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP).  Organizations that are currently delivering CALP programs and those that aspire to deliver these programs in their community are encouraged to apply.  Maximum Grant $40,000 per program category.  Deadline: May 27th, 2013.

CALP provides a key component of B.C.’s adult literacy strategy to support for community-based programs.   The goals of the community adult literacy program are:

  • To increase the level of literacy and numeracy proficiencies among adults – 19 years and older – in order to meet the increasing demands of our knowledge-based economy.
  • To meet the varying needs of adult learners, including Aboriginal Peoples, immigrants and persons with disabilities.
  • To increase literacy awareness among British Columbians.

As per the Program Guidelines, program categories include the following:

Family Literacy – Funding for family literacy programs includes group sessions or one-on-one tutoring. Family literacy programs develop literacy skills and build family strength and connections within the context of the community. Funding for this category is limited to the adult portion of the program only.

Adult Literacy – Adult literacy funding includes one-on-one tutoring, group sessions, volunteer tutor training, and other innovative models of delivery (e.g. hybrid model of virtual learning, such as a combination of face-to-face and online delivery).

Aboriginal Literacy Funding – preference for this category is given to programs delivered specifically by Aboriginal non-profit organizations or individuals. This could include one-on-one tutoring, group sessions, volunteer tutor training and other innovative models of delivery (e.g. hybrid model of virtual learning, such as a combination of face-to-face and online delivery).

Eligible organizations include:

  • Non-profit societies
  • Training organizations and voluntary sector organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Educational sector organizations
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Workplace organizations, including sector councils, unions and business associations
  • Municipalities
  • First Nations Bands
  • Aboriginal organizations

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