AVAILABLE grants

New!

Civic Switchboard Connecting Libraries and Community Information Networks 2020 Field Projects - Due February 17, 2020 8 PM EST

Dollar General Literacy Grants - Due February 20, 2020 10 PM CST

(see below for more information)


tech related:

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.


Funder will be awarding six projects at $9,000 each, as well as $2,000 stipend to support travel expenses and lodging for a workshop in Pittsburgh, PA on May 15th, 2020. Applications should focus on increasing your library’s role as a key participant in your civic data ecosystem, such as providing training on data literacy or increasing access to local archives. More examples of this type of project can be found on the grant website. The funder will be hosting a information webinar on January 21, 2020 3:30PM - 4:30 PM EST. The webinar will cover criteria for grant applications and answer questions from participants. If interested, please reach out in advance to see if your proposal is a good fit.


Focused on literacy in Georgia. Grants available for adult literacy ($10,000), family literacy ($10,000), and summer reading ($3,000) programs (youth literacy opens later in spring). Applications should be programmatic in nature, with technology making up a portion of the proposal. You may need your FSCSKEY (or FSCS ID) number from IMLS: https://www.imls.gov/labs/search-compare/index. It will be the identifier next to your organization name in the search (i.e. GA1234). Login in to the online application for application requirements and grant contact information. The application process looks much easier for public libraries this year!


  • 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.


If you would like any assistance applying for these tech grants, please do not hesitate to contact Shannan Furlow at techgrants@georgialibraries.org or use the Want Help? form on the website.

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

non-tech: