Knollwood Elementary School's new book vending machine stocked with a wide selection of books for young readers.
Knollwood Elementary Students make their Inchy’s Bookworm Vending machine selections.

Hey there bookworms! For anyone trying to fund their Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine, this post is for you. Knollwood Elementary School secured a grant to bring some literary magic to its students.

Knollwood Elementary’s Grant Powered Literary Dream: Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine

Remember the thrill of dropping a coin into a vending machine? Remember how excited you were watching your favorite snack tumble down? At Knollwood Elementary School, they’ve added a twist to this concept. Instead of snacks- they’re vending books!

Principal Voigt couldn’t be happier with the excitement it’s brought to Knollwood Elementary

“Our new book vending machine has created noticeable excitement among students and staff. The wide variety of books and colorful displays are attracting a great deal of attention from our students. Teachers are finding creative ways to award tokens for academic growth and positive behaviors in our school.”

Funding the Dream: Mental Health Supports and Services Grant

But how did Knollwood Elementary School make this literary dream come true? They did it with the help of a Mental Health Supports and Services Grant under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. This grant was a game-changer for them.

Is the Grant Still Available for Schools?

Now, you might be wondering if schools can still apply for this grant. Grants like this often have limited application windows. It’s a good idea to check with your local education authorities. They will know if similar grants are currently available. The great news is that grants make it easy to invest in our children’s futures.

The Power of Grant Money: Investing in Kids’ Futures

Knollwood Elementary School’s success demonstrates how transformative grant money can be. By tapping into grant opportunities, schools are able to bring innovative ideas to life.

Are you feeling inspired by Knollwood’s story? You’ll be delighted to know that there are grants out there for schools. Keep an eye out for grants from both public and private sources. Corporations and PTA’s can also be great partners in fulfilling your school’s dreams.


Investing in our children’s future is a rewarding endeavor. Grants can be the key to making it happen. Knollwood Elementary School is just one example. Creative thinking and grant money can lead to remarkable outcomes in our educational system.

So, whether it’s a book vending machine or another innovative idea, remember there’s grant money out there to support your vision. Let’s continue to nurture the growth and well-being of our students. Together we’re creating a brighter future, one grant at a time!

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