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Fund for Growth Grant

Did you know that GBBF, in conjuction with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, offers a grant award of $1,000.00 for a fundraiser or event/campaign to raise awareness and enrollment of your IL program? Click on the link below to apply!

Please remember: Each county may apply anytime during a calendar year, however, only once per calendar year.  A county may apply twice for the same project (i.e. year one and year two). After the second year of funding, counties must wait a year to reapply UNLESS they are applying for an entirely new program/project fundraiser. If your proposal is approved, you will be required to complete the below report outlining outcomes within 30 days the project/event is held and email it to Click the link below to download the report. 

Assistance Funding

If you are struggling with paying your book bill each month and are in a direstressed situation, you can apply for extra GBBF Assistance Funding. If approved, GBBF will pay an extra portion of your book bill depending on your financial situation. Click on the link below to apply!


What did you do with your Fund for Growth Grant? 
See what events or campaigns other county programs hosted with their Assistance Fund for Growth Grant.


Sullivan County IL

is hosting a Putt Putt for Readers fundraising event at the Putt Putt Course in Bristol, TN. Last year, they hosted a Bunco party, "Rolling for Readers." 


                                    Screen-Shot-2016-06-28-at-12-12-28-PM.pngHardin County IL

hosted a Memorial Day BBQ fundraising event, where participants bought tickets
to redeem smoked pork butt or smoked bologna plate dinners.



                    Grainger County IL         GRAINGER-COUNTY-IMAGINATION-LIBRARY_PPS01-01-2.jpgGRAINGER-COUNTY-IMAGINATION-LIBRARY_PPS01-01-(2).jpg

 created GCIL t-shirts to sell at the Grainger County Tomato Festival in late July and Teacher Inservice Day in August.


               Cumberland County IL Run-to-Read-Flyer-2016-(2).jpg

hosted Run to Read 2016, their 3rd Annual 5K – Mile Walk in March. Participants bought tickets to run in the race, with all proceeds benefitting Cumberland County Imagination Library.