Bring a Book Bus to Your Community
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Book Bus Grants– Grant Application Now Open

Through our Book Bus program, we partner with school systems to create mobile libraries that provide children and families with access to high-quality resources. Our role is to amplify the Book Bus program by providing partnering school systems with financial assistance, best practices for launching the bus, engaging the community and connecting school systems across the state. If you are interested in launching a Book Bus in your school district, please see below for more information on our grant process and a best practices handbook for implementing a Book Bus.


Grant Opportunities

Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation offers two different grants for existing and new Book Bus programs. Please click on the links below for more information on both grant opportunities.

Refuel Grant

Click here for more information. (Note: If your book bus was established in 2019 and was unable to operate in 2020 due to COVID-19, you are still eligible to apply.)

Accelerate Grant

Click here for more information.


Best Practices Handbook

The below guide outlines the process and questions to consider for launching a Book Bus with suggested steps and timeline for engaging your school system and initiating community partnerships. In expanding this program, we do have branding guidelines and requirements for marketing and reporting. Guidelines and requirements will be outlined in a grant agreement and signed by the school system upon partnership execution. The local school system will be held responsible for retrofitting the bus and coordinating with school staff and other local partners.