Summer Learning Grants

Please download the full grant document for all required information

Begin the application via e-CImpact

Instructions for using e-CImpact


Purpose of the Grant
This competitive grant is open to Ready.Set.READ! (RSR) partner schools, Summer Learning Coalition members, and other organizations serving Berks County Title 1 students. The grant is designed to provide up to $5,000 in support of summer learning programming. The funds are to help cover expenses related to summer programming June – August, 2019.


  • Serves Berks County Title 1 students, up to and including 3rd grade.
  • One $5,000 maximum proposal per organization or grant partnership may be submitted.
  • Requests are to support programming and other funding sources should be documented.
  • Proposed programming must include a literacy component but may include cross disciplines activities (i.e. STEAM).
  • All proposed programs must articulate an evaluation element to measure the outcome success of the literacy component.
  • Proposals and final reports must be electronically submitted via e-CImpact.

Grant Process
Grant applications will be accepted, via e-CImpact Monday, January 7 through Friday, February 8, 2019.
Successful grant awardees will be notified by March 29.
Funds will be awarded May 2019, and are to be used by September 2019.
A final report is due upon completion of the project and submitted no later than September 27, 2019, via e-CImpact. A reminder notification will be sent providing access to this final report.

Grant applications must include the name(s) of professional employees involved in the grant application. If an individual school is applying, proposal must be approved by central administration. If the program has technology requirements, IT Manager approval is required.

e-CImpact is a comprehensive grant and performance management software tool that helps simplify the grant application, evaluation, and reporting processes for success.

Selection Process
A volunteer committee will review and evaluate the Summer Learning Grant applications. The selection committee will be comprised of representation from the RSR and UW boards and committee members. The evaluation criteria include:

  • Are all program/project descriptions, including financials answered thoroughly?
  • Does the project provide access to summer learning opportunities?
  • Does programming serve the required target population?
  • Will the project provide a service or culturally-rich learning experience that students may not normally receive?
  • Will the project encourage collaboration and creativity?
  • Does the grant include a measurable literacy outcome?

Purchasing of Materials
It will be the responsibility of the successful grantees to purchase all materials and/or pay contracted fees and to submit a final budget with the final report.

Final Report
Upon completion of the proposed project, it is the responsibility of the grantee to provide a final report. The final report is due no later than September 27, 2019.
The report must include the data associated with the outcomes outlined in the proposal. At least two photographs of students and activities must be submitted. An update of actual expenses must also be included.
The report and photos may be used to promote Berks County literacy activities and to highlight the innovation in our county; please be sure all releases are on file.

United Way Ready.Set.READ! Contact
Alicia Hartman, Ready.Set.READ! and Campaign Manager at or 610-685-4577.

Please download the full document for additional information