The Governor’s Family Literacy Initiative (GFLI) is helping Florida families improve their literacy skills. The Initiative funds family literacy programs statewide through a comprehensive three-year funding program that includes mini-grants, full grants and sustainability grants.
- Mini-grants provide an opportunity for new family literacy programs to establish an important operating base during the critical startup year. A mini-grant recipient receives a smaller grant to develop a fully integrated family literacy project and receives the full benefit of technical assistance, staff development training and program support during startup. These recipients become part of the GFLI family and may be eligible for full grants after the operating base is established.
- Full grants – up to $50,000 annually, are available to programs that have successfully completed startup and established an effective operating base.
- A sustainability grant program also is in place for grant recipients, using private sector funds as well as funds from Just Read, Florida! GFLI’s historical data show programs struggle to find dollars to continue their projects after the first year. To ensure longevity of effective programs, GFLI created a sustainability funding plan that encompasses three years of funding.
2005-06 grants information and forms, click on listing for details: