Giglio Encourages Schools to Apply for Prudential Foundation Ready-to-Learn Grants

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) today announced his support of the Prudential Foundation Ready-To-Learn Program grants. This program supports: education reform efforts that strengthen public education at the elementary school level; systemic school reform; improving the quality of teachers, principals and other school leaders; arts education and strategies to improve literacy among students.

All public elementary schools are eligible for this program funding.

Financial awards will range from $25,000 to $1 million. There is no deadline for application.

For more information, contact the Prudential Foundation, 751 Broad St., 15th Floor, Newark, N.J. 07102-3777, call (973) 802-4791 or visit their Web site.

"Enhancing our children’s education and supporting public school programs are clear signs that we continue to seek the best education possible for our youngsters," said Giglio. "These generous financial awards will improve the quality of our educational leaders as well as important programs such as literacy and art education. I encourage all local public schools in the Southern Tier and Western New York to apply for these awards."