Adult Literacy Library Services Grant Program

New York State's Adult Literacy Library Services grants help library systems and libraries offer services to improve adult literacy on the job and in the home. The program theme is "Workforce Development at New York Libraries through Public Library Systems." Participating public library systems offer training and resources to help New York's workforce attain literacy levels as well as the skills and tools needed for successful careers. Workforce development includes literacy, GED (General Equivalency Diploma) preparation, citizenship information, as well as job and career information and assistance.

New York State public libraries support adult learners and job seekers by providing free access to a wide range of library materials in different formats, different languages and at different reading levels. New Yorkers can use local library computers onsite, freely access the Internet and explore a wide range of online e-resources. Digital literacy training, tutoring, workshops and classes are offered in most public libraries.

Adult Literacy Library Services Grant Program 2013-2016: "Workforce Development at New York Libraries through Public Library Systems"

See the Announcement and Guidelines for information on the grants including any of the following:

  • How does a public library system submit an amendment and/or a final budget form?
  • What are the project reporting requirements and what is the project reporting schedule?
  • What is the payment schedule?

SEE: New York State Education Law, § 273 1 h (2), and Commissioner's Regulations 90.3 (n). See also Family Literacy Library Services


2013-2016 Grant Award Summary

Previous Grant Award Summaries (pdf .PDF only): 2011-2013 | 2009-11 | 2007-09 | 2005-07 | 2004-05 | 2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02 | 2000-01

Project Reports (pdf .PDF only): 2009-11 | 2007-09 | 2005-07 | 2004-05 | 2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02 | 2000-01

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Last Updated: October 28, 2014 -- asm