City National Bank accepts applications annually for grants to support literacy-based projects at public and private elementary, middle and high schools in five states.
Any full-time teacher, librarian or administrator at schools in counties where City National has offices is eligible to apply. California counties include Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Ventura. The counties in Nevada include Carson City, Clark, Douglas and Washoe, while the New York City area includes New York County. Educators in Atlanta, Georgia, and Nashville, Tennessee are also eligible to apply.
Grants will provide up to $500 for the recipients to create, augment or expand literacy projects that are judged to be creative and engaging, and that may help improve student achievement. Awards can also be used for books, videos, CDs, DVDs, computer software or hardware, or in other ways so long as the recipient shows that the project for which funds are sought will support literacy.
The application deadline is early December, annually
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