[R2R-OR] IMPORTANT: 2018 Ready to Read Grants

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Tue Dec 19 07:46:52 PST 2017


Greetings! and welcome to the 2018 Ready to Read grant cycle!

Those of you who opted-in to receive electronic deposit should already have your money or you have been contacted by Ferol that you will be receiving a check in the mail instead. Those of you who requested a check should receive it in the mail soon.

The checks will be arriving in a white 6x9" envelop with a pink "Ready to Read" sticker. If you have any issues or concerns about your check, please contact Darci Hanning (darci.hanning at state.or.us<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us>).

Regardless of how you receive your grant funds, a hardcopy of important grant-related documents was mailed to your library Friday.


What do you need to know?

  *   This money must be spent January 1-December 31, 2018
  *   This money must be spent on only early literacy activities for children 0-6 years old and/or summer reading programs for youth 0-14 years old
  *   You are required to report on how your spend this money and the results of your  project at the end of the year (see dates below for details)
  *   You can change your project at any time, but you must get permission first-it's easy so don't hesitate to call or email to ask for permission

What do you do next?

  *   Save this email for future reference
  *   Review the attached Working Copy of the 2018 Ready to Read Grant Report form. (The final version will be made available in October 2018)
  *   Bookmark the Ready to Read website<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/R2R/index.aspx> for future reference
  *   Plan and implement your project
  *   Plan how you are going to evaluate your project and conduct your evaluation
  *   Track how you spend grant funds as you spend them
  *   Count the number of people participating in your project as you implement your project

How do you do these things?

  *   Use your own resources, read about what other libraries are doing<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/youthsvcs/R2R/2017-ProjectDescriptions.pdf>, check out a book from the State Library's library science collection<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/>,  the summer reading manual<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/summerreading/summerreadingmanuals.aspx>, and/or the State Library's early literacy webpage<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/rfhf.home.aspx> to plan and implement your project
  *   Use the attached working-copy of the 2018 report form to track your spending and record the number of people participating in your project as you implement it
  *   Use the online evaluation toolkit<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/R2R/Evaluate.aspx> to evaluate your project
  *   Read these grant management tips<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/youthsvcs/R2R/GrantManagementTips.pdf> and try doing some of them so you're have everything you need when you have to write your report at the end of the year
  *   Please contact the Youth Services Consultant (or Darci Hanning<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us> for the time-being) whenever you need help or have questions

What deadlines do you put on your calendar? (These are IMPORTANT)

  *   First week of October 2018: Report form will be available
  *   December 1, 2018: Your report is due at the State Library
  *   December 31, 2018: All grant funds must be spent, you can't carryover money into 2018

Please contact the Youth Services Consultant (or Darci Hanning<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us> for the time-being) if you have any questions about or need help with your Ready to Read grant.

Cheers!

Darci Hanning, MLIS
Technology Development Consultant
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