Available Grants


Grant opportunity for up to 650 U.S. small and rural libraries to tackle issues ranging from media literacy to COVID-19 safety to unemployment. Awards up to $3,000. The goal of this initiative is to prepare library workers for the expanding role of libraries. Libraries should design a conversation or conversation series that best suits the audience and topic(s) of their project. Technology can be a part of the project budget. The award includes not just funding but resources and technical and project support from ALA for the life of the project.

Under the GPLS Libraries Without Walls grant for COVID-19 relief, this opportunity funds projects that deploy TV White Space (TVWS) and other Wi-Fi expansion technologies in their communities. The intent of this grant is to assist libraries with extending Wi-Fi beyond the library to narrow the digital divide for patrons, especially students. Applications will be evaluated based on impact, need, and viability. Awards up to $15,000.

Grant opportunity for emergency relief to protect cultural heritage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards up to $15,000 that can be renewed. Proposals must show urgent needs while making steps towards long-term sustainability. Possible support includes financial assistance for running costs, adoption of digital tools, and implementation of urgent measures. The grant has COVID-19 specific guidelines that should be reviewed before applying.

Grant opportunity for businesses, organizations, and individuals with awards up to $100,000 toward mobile app design/development, for qualified projects with high potential for positive social impact. There is a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic but the app could be for any need that will positively impact society.

  • Georgia-Pacific (GP) Foundation 4 E's Grant - Due Ongoing

Focused on programs in the four areas of education, environment, enrichment, and entrepreneurship. Applicants must be in a 30 mile radius of a GP community. Applications should be programmatic in nature, with technology making up a portion of the proposal. FAQs with important grant details are available here.

Focused on strengthening communities in Georgia. Different regions will have different focuses. Funder contacts are assigned by region and available for inquiries about the grant and your potential proposal. Applications should be programmatic in nature, with technology making up a portion of the proposal. If interested, please reach out in advance to see if your proposal is a good fit. After speaking with the North Georgia contact, they are looking for specific types of projects and prefer to review proposal ideas before applying.

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If you would like any assistance applying for these tech grants, please do not hesitate to contact Shannan Furlow at the GPLS Help Desk.

We are happy to provide assistance in any phase of the process, from brainstorming ideas to reviewing applications to guidance on grant reporting.


Updated November 24, 2020