American Library Association Offers COVID Relief Grants



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The American Library Association (ALA) will make available $1.55 million in emergency relief grants to more than 75 libraries this year that have experienced substantial economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund invites public, school, academic, tribal, and correctional libraries across the United States and U.S. Territories to apply for grants of $20,000.

Deadline to apply is April 21, 2022, at 10:59 p.m. MDT. Learn more and access the application form.

Libraries serving low income and rural communities, or communities that are predominately Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, and People of Color, are especially encouraged to apply.

Application information webinar

A free one-hour webinar on the ALA COVID Library Relief Fund application will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. MDT.

Register to attend this informational session. If unable to attend, this webinar will be recorded and sent out to all registrants.

Purpose of the grants

The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund continues to represent some of the most significant grant opportunities available to libraries outside of federal funding. These funds are intended to bolster library operations and services including:

  • broadening technology access
  • developing collections
  • providing digital instruction
  • staffing

In addition, funds will support maintaining and amplifying existing service strategies or adding new ones to extend impact through the end of 2022.

Find more grant opportunities from the Wyoming State Library blog.

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