Reading in America

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Reading in America: Reading in America is an Endowment initiative to revitalize the role of literature in American popular culture and bring the transformative power of literature into the lives of its citizens. Reading in America will include the following components: City Reads. Model City Reads projects in six diverse U.S. cities (two large, two medium, and two small) in 2005. City Reads programs are community-wide reading initiatives. A community selects a book for the entire community to focus upon; prepares study guides and publicity materials; presents a series of public events about the featured book, including book group discussions, readings, and media programs; and collects information about types and numbers of book readers and participants in community book events. Literary Landmarks. New or expanded reading related literary events held at up to four Literary Landmarks (sites that have a connection to great American creative writers), including National Park Service sites. The sites may be privately owned or administered by the National Park Service. Literary Landmarks events will be book festivals featuring authors and scholars providing readings of poetry, fiction, and biographical information about featured authors. There will also be special activities for families. Literary Landmarks events will serve the dual purpose of bringing added national attention to these historic sites and stimulating increased interest in the literary works of the featured authors.
Federal Grant Title: Reading in America
Federal Agency Name: National Endowment for the Arts
Grant Categories: Arts
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PS05-03
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 45.024
CFDA Descriptions: Promotion of the Arts_Grants to Organizations and Individuals
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Feb 11, 2005
Posted Date: Jan 11, 2005
Creation Date: Jan 11, 2005
Archive Date: Mar 13, 2005
Total Program Funding: $900,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $900,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Only the Regional Arts Organizations and the State Arts Agencies may apply. The Regional Arts Organizations are: Arts Midwest, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, Southern Arts Federation, and Western States Arts Federation.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/RFP/ReadingInAmerica.html http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/RFP/ReadingInAmerica.html
Grant Announcement Contact
Hummel, William, Contracts Specialist, Phone 202/682-5417, Email hummelw@arts.endow.gov hummelw@arts.endow.gov Hummel, William
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