First Literacy Lab Grants

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First Literacy Lab grants provide funding for the development, trial, and implementation of innovative Adult Basic Education (ABE) resources and practices. Grants are open to all nonprofit ABE and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programs in Massachusetts.

Grant projects are teacher-led and focus on fresh approaches to instruction that improve the student experience, strengthen programs, and enrich the ABE field. Allowable uses for grant funds include curriculum development, digital literacy, and program-wide initiatives. Projects have incorporated everything from poetry and theater to civics and science.

First Literacy Lab grant funding is flexible, with on-site technical assistance and support available for the life of the grant. Project results are shared with the community, and impact adult learners directly.

How to apply

For the FY2022 grant cycle First Literacy is offering two different types of grants as well as providing monetary incentives for new program applicants and project replication. Grant descriptions, application requirements, and timelines are at the the following links:
FY 2022 First Literacy Lab Grant Request for Proposals
FY 2022 First Literacy Lab Grant Application
Applications were due on May 11, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

For more information, or if you have an idea for a grant proposal, email Program Director, Bryan McCormick or call 617-482-3336 x113.

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