First Citizens Bank Reading Grants


The intent of this grant program is to provide funding to schools and teachers for reading initiatives. This grant program is available to all teachers and schools in the Haywood County School system.  First Citizens Bank is committed to providing financial opportunities for the schools to address direct reading instruction or reading in the content area. This grant program will assist our teachers in providing high quality reading programs. $2,000 will be available for grants this year.


  1. Grant applications will be accepted through Friday, October 6, 2023.
  2. Grant awards will be made by the Haywood County Schools Foundation by December 30, 2023.
  3. Grant applications must be complete in order to be considered for funding.
  4. Grant requests generally should not exceed $200.00.
  5. Partial funding may be provided.
  6. First Citizens Bank personnel may visit classes to observe projects.
  7. Copies of invoices may be requested by the Haywood County Schools Foundation Executive Director.
  8. Requests should be submitted electronically using the below form.


The First Citizens Bank Reading Grant Application will be screened for funding by the Allocations Committee of the Haywood County Schools Foundation Board.  The Allocations Committee will recommend funding to the Haywood County Schools Foundation Board based on instructional educational value, realistic goals and objectives, budget and activities which have a positive and direct influence on students.  The decision of the Haywood County Schools Foundation Board is final.

APPLICATION Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2022

Applicant name



Principal name *NOTE: By entering the principal's name, you are verifying that the principal has approved this grant application.

Grade or subject taught


Project title

Brief Project Description *2 paragraphs max (include merit of project - motivational or achievement potential for students, project outline)

Number of Students Involved in Project

State Core Objectives to be addressed (state specific core objective numbers)

Budget - 2 paragraphs max (please be specific)