In 2015, CLiF received a grant from the Canaday Family Charitable Trust to study whether schools that had received a Year of the Book Grant (YOB) were able to sustain their momentum around literacy once the grant ended. CLiF contracted with Evergreen Evaluation and Consulting, Inc.(EEC) to conduct an external evaluation that addressed the following questions:

  • How successful have past CLiF Year of the Book schools been in maintaining their momentum after the initial year is over?
  • What are the greatest obstacles schools encounter when trying to maintain momentum?
  • What lessons can be learned from past schools on ways to maintain sustainability?
  • What would be the impact of CLiF offering a relatively small challenge grant and other forms of professional support in Year 2 to help schools maintain momentum?

Additional research findings are presented in EEC’s infographic


Based on this research, CLiF announces a new sustainability grant for the year after completing Year of the Book. Schools that completed 2017-2018 Year of the Book grants are eligible for $1,000 of program support in 2018-2019. Please fill out the complete this form by September 14, 2018 to receive this additional support to sustain your Year of the Book momentum.

2016-2017 was the first year of CLiF funding a follow up year to Year of the Book. Our choices and structure for this grant were based on research conducted with Evergreen Evaluation and Consulting, Inc (additional research findings are presented in EEC’s infographic). We want to know how your year went and how we can improve the grant for future schools. Please return the completed survey by June 15, 2018.


Thank you for taking a few minutes to reflect on your Revive Your Literacy Programming grant. As this is a completely new program for CLiF, your honest feedback is much appreciated. If you have sent photos already, thank you, but you can also attach them here. Your response is required by Wednesday, May 30, 2018. EXTENDED Deadline, but please note this is a REQUIREMENT.


CLiF requires recipients of teacher mini-grants to fill out a feedback form. This helps us to track your grant and to share your good ideas with other teachers and CLiF program partners. These must be submitted by June 20, 2018. 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this simple feedback form. At CLiF, we continue to adapt and evolve. Central to our improvement is the feedback we receive from program participants. Please share your thoughts on the event, presenter, and program as a whole. We value all feedback and hope you have some anecdotes and quotes to share too. Thank you!

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