Coal Mountain Elementary received a $3,500 youth literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, according to press release on Tuesday.
Coal Mountain was one of 53 schools and nonprofit organizations in Georgia that received a grant which are meant to provide financial funding to teachers, libraries and literacy organizations to support a successful academic year.
Each year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards funds to organizations located within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center, according to the press release. Grant applications for 2019 youth, summer, family and adult literacy programs will be available on Jan. 2, 2019.
“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations,” Dollar General Chief Executive Officer Todd Vasos said in the press release. “Dollar General’s mission is ‘serving others,’ and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will impact thousands of students across the country.”