May, who teaches Early Intervention Program and English to Speakers of Other Languages at the elementary school, said she is pleased to receive the grant.
The foundation awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to 564 nonprofit organizations, community groups, schools and libraries nationwide.
“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to support the literacy efforts of Hickory Flat Elementary School,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “The Youth Literacy grants are awarded annually at the start of the school year so that the funds are in place to have an impact on reading education and support.”
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s Youth Literacy grants are awarded to assist with implementing new or expanding existing youth literacy programs or to purchase new technology or equipment to support youth literacy initiatives and books, materials or software for youth literary programs.
Since its founding in 1939, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education.