RIPLEY COUNTY – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced plans to help make a difference during the upcoming academic year with the award of more than $71,000 in literacy grants in Indiana.

With these funds, educators at 23 schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations across the Indiana communities that Dollar General (DG: NYSE) calls home will have additional resources to support new and ongoing youth literacy programs.

Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation in Osgood was awarded $3,000 in literacy grant funding.

A complete list of the recipients can be found at www.dgliteracy.org.

“This year, many teachers, libraries and literacy organizations are facing new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “Despite the unprecedented obstacles, we admire the tremendous efforts and commitments from educators as they work to provide students with the tools they need to develop their literacy skills. We hope these funds will help support their plans to advance learning and deliver quality instruction in our hometown communities.”

Grant recipients plan to use awarded funds to promote literacy and learning among new and ongoing youth literacy programs. Indiana recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org. The grants awarded to Indiana organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 5,000 youth learners.

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