Become A Prime Time Site
August 15, 2016 for programming beginning in Spring 2017.
FHC annually seeks partnerships with pubic libraries and non-profit community organizations interested in hosting PrimeTime Family Reading Time. View the following documents to learn more about the program:
- Program Description and Site Responsibilities | PDF
- Team Member Responsibilities: Program Coordinator, Discussion Leader, Storyteller | PDF
- Approved Booklists | PDF
Who is eligible to apply?
Any Florida public library system, public library branch, or non‐profit organization in partnership with a public library, is eligible to apply. All organizations interested in hosting PrimeTime must first contact the Florida Humanities Council before submitting an application.
Sites are selected for participation based on geographic distribution, need for the program in the community, availability of qualified discussion leaders and storytellers in the area, and ability of the host organization to provide a minimum cost share match equal to Florida Humanities Council funds.
All PrimeTime team members (Program Coordinator, Discussion Leader, and Storyteller) must attend a weekend training session in New Orleans prior to participation in the PrimeTime program.
How much funding is available?
Two types of funding requests are currently being accepted:
- New program partnerships – up to $10,000 to host three six-week programs over a two-year period
- Repeat programs – up to $2,000 for one six-week program at sites that have previously hosted PrimeTime
All applicants must first download and thoroughly review the guidelines and instructions below. To access the on-line application form, applicants must contact Tyler Tarrant, PrimeTime Consultant, at 727-873-2040 to discuss their proposal and receive an application password. No unsolicited or hard-copy proposals will be accepted.