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“Implement books for constructive, creative linguistic programming for the citizens of Louisiana.”

Grant Application Deadlines (See Grant Schedule for full timeline)

Summer – April 30 for programs beginning between May 30 and August 30

Brief Summary

“Seventy,” “Soixante-dix” (70 in French), and “Setenta” (70 in Spanish) reinvests children’s books into interested communities through a grant-based lending system. The grant is 70 books, 70 days, to produce 70 experiences. This is an opportunity for citizens or small organizations to implement small projects of language interest in their communities. Based on community interest and book availability, the program will approve 2-7 projects per annual cycle.  

Program Information

Programs receive a loan of 70 books in Spanish, French or English. The grantee has 70 days to create 70 experiences with these books. Projects are required to create 70 experiences, pay for damaged or lost books, post two photos of activities on social media, and submit a final report.

Grant Statistics

The number of applications can vary widely from year to year based on LEH capacity.  In 2016, 6 sites applied for “70” Grant. Of these applicants, 4 were approved at a 66% approval rate.  This rate is based on the quality of applications, and the amount of funding available. Because of the small amount of awards, applicants not chosen within a cycle are encouraged to revise and apply for future cycles.

Award Information

This is a materials grant with no funds attached. Sites receive a LOAN of 70 books for 70 days. Depending on geographic location, the LEH may cover the costs of shipping books to the site (up to $70).

Eligibility Information

Applicants must have either an SSN or EIN to apply.

Grant Requirements

Each funded grant must fulfill the following requirements as detailed in the Application Agreement

  1. Create 70 experiences.
  2. Pay for damaged or lost books, and ship books back to the LEH before the end of the program cycle.
  3. Email two photos or videos of program activities.
  4. Submit an electronic final report.
  5. Post two social media posts linking to our social media.

Application Preparation

Applicants are encouraged to challenge the interpretation of experience. Although the books are children’s books, projects can target any age group. Applications will be selected based on the following:

  1. Creativity
  2. Efficiency
  3. Ability of the proposed use to create impact

Application Instructions

Public applications are open from March 22 – April 30 annually for summer programs (See Grant Schedule for full timeline).

Off-cycle applications are open to those who have received an invitation for application after contacting a program manager. Letter of intent and inquiries for application can be sent to primetime@leh.org

Applications are filled out through our online application system (link below).

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