The National Book Foundation’s 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize is a $10,000 award to an individual or organization that has developed an innovative project to create and sustain a lifelong love of reading in the community served. The foundation will also recognize four projects with honorable mention awards. All US citizens and American institutions are eligible for this prize. Examples include after-school and community-based programs; nonprofit organizations such as museums and libraries; and startups focused on reading and literature. The foundation is most interested in programs that focus on reading, rather than strictly on literacy skills.
Deadline: February 28, 2017, for applications