August 17, 2001

Carlsbad Office Offers Grants for Cultural Projects

The Carlsbad Arts Office invites applications for its annual Community Arts Grant Program. Funding for the Grant Program amounts to $19,000 for the year 2002. The Grant Program awards funds to not-for-profit organizations and to visual, literary and performing artists for projects taking place in Carlsbad. Schools and school-related organizations may also apply for school-based proposals. Three Grant Application workshops will be held: on Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, September 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the Carlsbad Library Meeting Room, 1775 Dove Lane, and on Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday September 12 at 4:00 p.m. at the Carlsbad Arts Office, next to the Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. The grant applications submission deadline is Monday, October 15, 2001.

The Community Arts Grant Program is designed to help strengthen local arts organizations and to provide cultural and artistic opportunities for Carlsbad citizens. Funds are awarded only for projects occurring in Carlsbad in the year 2002. Arts organizations located elsewhere in San Diego County must have a Carlsbad non-profit organization or school as a partner to host the proposed activity. A peer review panel will make recommendations regarding funding to the Carlsbad Arts Commission for ratification. Announcement of grants awarded will occur by early January. Applications and guidelines are available on the City website, and at the Carlsbad Arts Office, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008. For more information about the Grants Program, eligibility requirements, funding categories, or to request an application, please contact the Carlsbad Arts Office at (760) 434-2920.

Laubach Literacy Seeks Applications for National Book Scholarship Fund

Laubach Literacy International will be accepting grant applications for its National Book Scholarship Fund (NBSF) starting September 4, 2001. NBSF grants distribute New Readers Press books and educational materials to qualified adult literacy providers in the U.S.

"The National Book Scholarship Fund helps literacy organizations expand their current programs or initiate new efforts. "Family literacy is an important focus for us," notes Ms. Roberts. "First priority is given to applicants who work with parents and their children to improve their literacy skills." NBSF grants are also awarded to English as a Second Language and adult basic education initiatives.

For more information about the NBSF or to apply, visit the NBSF Web site at The grant application will be available online from September 4 to November 30, 2001. The deadline for grant applications is December 6, 2001.

For additional information, please contact Mara Roberts, project administrator by phone 315-422-9121, extension 345, by e-mail, or by writing to the National Book Scholarship Fund, Laubach Literacy, 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210.

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