The ICfL has funding to support library-led, community-based efforts to help get preschoolers ready for kindergarten.

Public libraries can apply for up to $10,000, in increments of $2500, to support programs and partnerships that meet the following goals:

  1. Ensure that more Idaho four-year-olds and their families have public library cards to gain access to the tools and resources needed to help children succeed in school;
  2. Increase the amount of early literacy activities done in the homes of four-year-olds; and
  3. Increase the number of successful public library, school, and community partnerships aimed at third-grade reading proficiency.

For more details about grant requirements, eligibility, application process, and timeline visit

Grant applications are due on or before September 14, 2018.