Each year, KEA budgets funds to support Read Across America events sponsored by KEA districts and KEA locals. The purpose of Read Across America is to promote literacy; although events can occur on any date, March 2 of each year (Dr. Seuss’ birthday) is officially designated as “Read Across America Day.” In addition to the primary purpose of promoting literacy, KEA will also judge grant requests based on the following criteria: developing strong locals; encouraging cooperation among Active, Retired and Student members; and community outreach.
The application deadline is Monday, September 15, 2014. Applications must be submitted on this official form. Funding decisions will be made by October 15, with notice to applicants thereafter. The maximum grant amount is $500, and each district or local may only receive one grant per year.
Application process: Please complete EVERY applicable blank on this form and mail it to Dennis Janes, KEA Legal Services, 401 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to (502) 696-8945. Incomplete or unsigned applications may be ruled ineligible.
View a list of previous winners here.