LOUISVILLE (WHAS) -- The Dollar General chain's Literacy Foundation awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to schools and non-profits across the country.

In Clark County, Henryville Elementary and Corden Porter Education Center both received money.

In Jefferson County, grant money went to Okolona and Kenwood Elementary Schools, Noe and Stuart Middle Schools, and Seneca High School, along with DePaul and West End Schools.

In Bullitt County, Crossroads Elementary in Mount Washington was awarded $1,000 and Freedom Elementary in Pioneer Village was awarded $1,500.

The grants are aimed at not only helping strengthen literacy programs, but also expanding library collections, inspiring a love of reading in students and making a distinct impact to enhance the lives of children.