Third round of this grant opportunity for 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 focusing on community engagement. 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. ALA will host an information webinar on July 21, 2021 at 1 PM CT/2 PM ET.
Grant opportunity that supports the critical needs of libraries and to advance practice in these professions to strengthen library services. Project work should generate results such as new models, new tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or partnership that can be scaled and shared with other libraries on the national level. There are four project types: Planning Grants, Forum Grants, Implementation Grants, and Applied Research Grants. Implementation grants do have a 1:1 cost share requirement. If invited to apply, full proposals are due on March 25, 2022 with projects starting August 1, 2022.
Grant opportunity that targets the creation of a diverse workforce that can meet the information needs of their communities through training and professional development of library professionals; developing faculty and information leaders; and recruiting, educating, and retaining the next generation of library professionals. There are five project types: Planning Grants, Forum Grants, Implementation Grants, Early Career Research Development Grants, and Applied Research Grants. Implementation grants do have a 1:1 cost share requirement. If invited to apply, full proposals are due on March 25, 2022 with projects starting August 1, 2022.
Focused on preparation of reading lists, webliographies, indexes, and other guides to library resources. Proposals should be research in nature with technology making up part of the budget. The grant will not cover the printing or online distribution of the final product. Awards up to $5,000. Proposal guidelines and a list of previous awards can be found on the ALA webpage for this grant.
Focused on small and mid-size institutions to improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections, including special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials. Applicants should seek out a consultant with specific knowledge of preservation in their type of institution. Organizations or collections that serve or represent under-represented communities are highly encouraged. This is a federal application that requires an active DUNS number and Sam.gov registration. The grant funder provided a webinar recording with more information here: https://youtu.be/iNgCtm8c-ZY.
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.
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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