Category Archives: Grants and Awards

Grant Opportunities



Graphic reads GRANT ALERT with image of megaphoneThe Pilcrow Foundation Children’s Book Project
DEADLINE: October 1, 2022
The Pilcrow Foundation provides new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United States. A library’s local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,200 worth of children’s books. The Foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children’s books from which grant recipients can select books best suited for their communities. Application deadlines are April 1 and October 1, annually.

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Grants
DEADLINE: October 1, 2022

The WCTF can provide grant funding for all forms of arts and culture. Grant applications should address projects/events/activities that are not traditionally served by, do not qualify for, or are beyond the programs or resources of the State Historic Preservation Office, Wyoming Arts Council or Wyoming Humanities Council. All Cultural Trust Fund grant awards must be matched dollar for dollar. Applications must demonstrate a match based either on cash and/or in-kind donations.

Toshiba American Foundation Grants for Grades K-5
DEADLINE: October 1, 2022

Grants of to support innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects for grades K-5 students. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to teachers to support efforts to bring an innovative project to life within their  classroom. Applications must be for project-based learning.

Public Engagement with Historical Records
DEADLINE: October 6, 2022
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for collaborative projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. Projects that center the voices and document the history of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are especially welcome.

Wyoming Humanities Crossroads Grants: Programming and Publication
DEADLINE: October 14, 2022
Grants support the larger multi-year thematic initiative of Wyoming Humanities. Nonprofit organizations will be encouraged to explore the idea of growth through change and create programming and project opportunities that dig deep into themes related to Wyoming’s identity, our sense of community, our connection to the land, unwavering persistence, and of course our ability to manage change.

Jason Reynolds / Simon & Schuster Travel Grant
DEADLINE: December 1, 2022
Annual travel grants provide up to $3000 (and not less than $1500) to cover actual expenses for five black/African American librarians selected by the American Library Association for travel, housing, registration, and cost of ticket to the Coretta Scott King (CSK) Awards Breakfast.

Wyoming Humanities Spark Grants
DEADLINE: First business day of each month
Spark Grants are available year-round to support public programs and events that draw upon the humanities to increase understanding of any aspect of the human experience. These grants, up to $2,000, are available for both program planning and implementation and require the involvement of a humanities scholar or expert. For questions regarding Wyoming Humanities grants, contact Chloé Flagg at chloe@thinkwy.org.

T-Mobile Hometown Grants
DEADLINE: Open on quarterly basis
The T-Mobile Hometown Grants program will help fund projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in small towns. Towns of under 50,000 population may apply for up to $50,000.

Wish You Well Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: Ongoing

Primary focus o is to support non-profit organizations in the United States that teach adults the literacy skills they need to communicate, grow, and thrive within their communities. Most requests range from $200 to $10,000. They do not fund youth programs.

Grant Opportunities



Graphic reads GRANT ALERT with image of megaphoneBeyond Our Walls Workshops at Libraries
DEADLINE: August 15, 2022
American University’s Game Center and the DC Public Library have received an IMLS grant to offer libraries tools, training, and templates to create neighborhood games. The Engaging Beyond Our Walls project provides basic training in game design and storytelling for communities, plus $300 for supplies and $150 for training; turn-key game templates; free authoring tools;
and workshops and experiences for patrons, led by the pioneering Game Center of American University.

NNLM All of Us Program Center Community Awards
DEADLINE: August 26, 2022
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) All of Us Program Center Community Awards will provide funding to community-serving libraries and organizations to to expand health/digital literacy, and community partnerships through health programming and digital information access. Up to five awards are available with a maximum award amount of $30,000 each. NNLM library membership required; membership is free.

Society of Aviation and Flight Educators K-12 Classroom Teacher Grants
DEADLINE: August 31, 2022
The Society of Aviation & Flight Educators, Inc.(SAFE) is offering four $500 grants designed to encourage K-12 classroom teachers to incorporate aviation-themed lessons into their normal curriculum. Any credentialed teacher in a public, private, or charter school may apply for a grant.  Local STEM coordinators and homeschooling cooperatives may also apply for a grant.

Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: September 10, 2022 for letters of interest
The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation seeks to raise the nation’s level of economic literacy. Funding interests include the delivery of economic education to youth in non-school settings, behavioral economics with a focus on environmental issues, economic education initiatives to underserved communities, entrepreneurship education, and more. Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000 on average.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: September 15, 2020
The foundation will award grants to performing arts, visual arts, historic preservation, and cross-cultural education organizations. Grants generally are less than $10,000 with most between $2,000 and $5,000.

I Love My Librarian Award
DEADLINE: September 30, 2022
Has a librarian made a difference in your life or gone above and beyond to serve your community? The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year, up to 10 librarians are honored at a ceremony held in their honor and receive a $5,000 cash award.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education
DEADLINE: September 30, 2022
Want to attend a conference or workshop to build your library skills? Take an online course? Start working toward that library media specialist endorsement or master’s degree in library science? Funds are available to those working or volunteering in Wyoming libraries through the Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education. Applications are accepted six times during the year. The next deadline is September 30, 2022, for continuing education events starting no earlier than November 1, 2022.

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative
DEADLINE: September 30, 2022
Support to libraries, archives, and museums to use Library of Congress digital collections and materials to create projects that center the lives, experiences, and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, territories and commonwealths (Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands). Three grants for up to $50,000 each.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Grants to Libraries
DEADLINE: December 15, 2022
These grants provide support to Wyoming librarians and publicly accessible Wyoming libraries in three areas: education and training, library resources, and library foundation development. Two grant deadlines annually in June and December. Contact Brian Greene, WSL Library Development Manager, with any questions at brian.greene@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6339.

Lisa Libraries
DEADLINE: Ongoing
The Lisa Libraries donates new children’s books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas. They have a strong interest in supporting small, grass-roots organizations. Recipients of these free books will need to cover the shipping costs. Must have a tax exempt 501(c)(3) status.

Grant Opportunities



Graphic reads GRANT ALERT with image of megaphoneLittle Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant
DEADLINE: July 15, 2022
Grants support youth garden programs interested in preserving and creating pollinator habitats to help rebuild declining pollinator populations. Twenty programs will be awarded checks of $500 to support the development of new and expansion of existing pollinator gardens.

Looking Out Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: August 1, 2022
Grants of $1,000 and $5,000 to nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the ever-changing needs of the human race. Program interests include disadvantaged youth; public health; community development; women/gender equality; the environment, including environmental education; the arts; human and civil rights; and the hungry and the homeless.

Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups
DEADLINE: August 19, 2022
Up to 30 libraries will be selected to organize a reading group for adults, teens ages 16 to 19, or a combined group to discuss three books of Yiddish literature in translation, as well as one book related to a community served by their library. Selected libraries will receive books, travel support for a workshop, online resources, and training and support.

Foundation for Rural Service Community Grant Program
DEADLINE: August 31, 2022
Grants of $250 to $5,000 for communities served by NTCA members designed to provide support to a variety of local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Grants support a variety of projects concentrated in four major categories: Business and Economic Development, Community Development, Education, and Telecommunications

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative
DEADLINE: September 30, 2022
The Library of Congress will fund two grant programs for applicants to create digital or digital/physical interfaces, publications or exhibits that incorporate Library of Congress digital materials into resources that meet local community needs

NNLM Region 4 Professional Development Award
DEADLINE: Applications accepted and awarded on rolling basis until February 15, 2023
Funding to strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members within Region 4 (includes Wyoming) in data science or health information access/delivery, build professional capacity in support of the mission of the NNLM, and enable libraries and other organizations to train staff in skills needed to deliver reliable health information. NNLM membership is free.

Grant Opportunities



Graphic reads GRANT ALERT with image of megaphoneJudith Krug Fund Banned Books Week Event Grants
DEADLINE: June 6, 2022
Each year FTRF distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Weeks celebration (September 18 – 24, 2022) Staff at all types of libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged to apply. Grants are awarded for $1,000.

PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive
DEADLINE: June 10, 2022
Supports library adoption of the PLA DigitalLearn online courses and training materials developed with support from AT&T, freely available at DigitalLearn.org to help libraries build digital skills in their community.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Community Improvement Grants
DEADLINE: June 15, 2022
The foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000) in support of proposals in support of community enhancement, including libraries. Projects will be supported that have a bearing on communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power, including areas of Wyoming.

NNLM Region 4 Engagement and Outreach Awards
DEADLINE: July 1, 2022
The purpose of these awards is to develop new or enhance existing collaborative projects among all library types to increase awareness and use of National Library of Medicine resources. Five awards of up to $20,000 available for NNLM member libraries in Region 4, which includes Wyoming. Membership is free.

NNLM Region 4 Program Improvement Award
DEADLINE: July 1, 2022
Supports short-term projects that involve program improvement to advance access to health information resources in NNLM Region 4 (AZ, NM, CO, UT, WY, ID, MT, ND and SD). Five awards are available for NNLM member libraries; one award is up to $4,500. Membership is free.

NEA Grants for Arts Projects
DEADLINE: July 7, 2022
Grants for Arts Projects is the NEA’s principal grants program for organizations based in the United States. Through project-based funding, the program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education
DEADLINE: July 31, 2022
Want to attend a conference or workshop to build your library skills? Take an online course? Start working toward that library media specialist endorsement or master’s degree in library science? Funds are available to those working or volunteering in Wyoming libraries through the Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education. Applications are accepted six times during the year. The next deadline is July 31, 2022, for continuing education events starting no earlier than September 1, 2022.

Nora Van Burgh Development Grants
DEADLINE: August 1, 2022
Nora Van Burgh had a lengthy and distinguished career in Wyoming libraries, and she was a strong believer in lifelong learning. The Wyoming Library Association’s Nora Van Burgh Development Grants honor her memory. These grants provide funding assistance to those who wish to enhance their effectiveness as library employees through additional educational experience. Non-degreed library employees are particularly encouraged to apply, though any current member of WLA may apply.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant
DEADLINE: November 4, 2022
The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded annually.

Jane Austen Book Box Program for K-12
DEADLINE: Ongoing
The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) invites teachers and reading program leaders to introduce Austen to children in grades K-12 using age-appropriate versions of her work. Book Boxes are awarded to qualified applicants free of charge. Apply at least six weeks before you plan to run your project.

Grant Opportunities



Graphic reads GRANT ALERT with image of megaphoneColocation American STEM Innovation Grants
DEADLINE for letter of intent: May 13, 2022
Grants of up to $7,500 in support of programs that inspire and encourage Pre-K-12 students to pursue their interest and curiosity in STEM. Eligible programs and projects will offer students an innovative approach to learning STEM, developmentally appropriate STEM curriculum and/or resources, and activities that support the real-life application of STEM knowledge.

Wyoming Women’s Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: May 16, 2022
Grants are designed with the specific purpose of promoting long-term economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls living within the state of Wyoming. Funding priorities are income and asset development, mentoring, and systems change.

Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants
DEADLINE: May 19, 2022
Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to support efforts to help students who are reading below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. The program supports the implementation or expansion of new or existing literacy programs, the purchase of new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives, and/or the purchase of books, materials, or software for literacy programs.

Union Pacific Foundation: Community Ties Giving Program
DEADLINE: May 31, 2022

The Union Pacific Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities served by Union Pacific Railroad, primarily in the midwestern and western United States. Through the Community Ties Giving Program, the Foundation provides local grants to nonprofit organizations that address the following categories: Safety, Workforce Development, and Community Spaces. Local grants generally range from $2,500 to $25,000.

NEH Digital Projects for the Public
DEADLINE: June 8, 2022
Optional Draft due May 5, 2022
The National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.

T-Mobile Hometown Grants
DEADLINE: Open on quarterly basis
The T-Mobile Hometown Grants program will help fund projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in small towns. Towns of under 50,000 population may apply for up to $50,000.

Wish You Well Foundation’s Family Literacy Donations
DEADLINE: Rolling
The mission of the Wish You Well Foundation is to support family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.

The Awesome Foundation: Grants for Projects
DEADLINE: Rolling
The Awesome Foundation funds projects that challenge and expand our understanding of our individual and communal potentials, bringing communities together, casting aside social inhibitions and boundaries for a moment. Maximum award: $1,000. Eligibility: all people and organizations; there are no prerequisites.

Grant Opportunities



Graphic reads GRANT ALERT with image of megaphoneWyoming Arts Council Community Support Grants
DEADLINE: April 15, 2022
The Community Support Grant offers operating and/or project support, as well as arts learning support for organizations that provide services to their community through the arts. Grant funding is available for programs and services that take place between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. An organization is eligible to receive up to $7,000 in operating and/or project support and up to $3,000 in arts learning support for a total of up to $10,000 in grant funding.

Kubota’s Hometown Proud Community Revitalization Grants
DEADLINE: April 15, 2022
In honor of its 50th anniversary in the United States, Kubota will award five grants of $100,000 each to revitalize or refresh community spaces. Also, new this year, each of the five grant winners will have a chance at an additional $100,000 Kubota Community Choice Award selected by public vote this summer. To be considered, all grant submissions must be entered by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status organization or a city, town, or other municipality.
The nominated project must be within a 50-mile radius of an authorized Kubota dealer to qualify.

ALA COVID Library Relief Fund
DEADLINE: April 21, 2022
The American Library Association (ALA) will make available emergency relief grants of $20,000 to more than 75 libraries this year that have experienced substantial economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. These funds are intended to bolster library operations and services including broadening technology access, developing collections, providing digital instruction, staffing, and expanding outreach, as well as maintaining and amplifying existing service strategies or adding new ones to extend impact through the end of 2022.

2022 EBSCO Solar Library Grants
Deadline: April 29, 2022
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is accepting applications for grants that will fund solar installations at libraries around the world. $300,000 in grants are available to libraries looking to fund a solar project to reduce electricity costs. All academic, school and public libraries that are current EBSCO customers are eligible to apply. EBSCO will pay for the initial installation through the grant. The library, town, or college will own the system and will be responsible for all post-installation/ongoing maintenance of the solar array.

Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference Scholarships
OPENS: April 5, 2022
DEADLINE: May 3, 2022
Several competitive scholarships are available to support attendance at the 2022 ARSL conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from September 14-17. One student scholarship includes a year’s ARSL membership; all others are limited to ARSL members. Conference theme is “Connecting at the Crossroads: On Track to Real Change.”

Emergency Connectivity Fund
OPENS: April 28, 2022
DEADLINE: May 13, 2022
For eligible schools and libraries, the ECF Program will cover reasonable costs of laptop and tablet computers; Wi-Fi hotspots; modems; routers; and broadband connectivity purchases for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons. NOTE: Organizations must be registered on SAM, which can take up to 20 days for to become active. Apply as soon as possible at www.sam.gov. See the ECF toolkit for more instructions on Preparing to Apply for the ECF Program.

Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) Grants
DEADLINE: May 31, 2022
The Wyoming SHRAB offers awards of up to $2,500 to Wyoming cultural heritage organizations for projects to process, preserve, and provide increased access to historical records. Three categories are funded: training, consulting services, and special projects. The grants are available for the period of July 1, 2022 thru July 31, 2023 and are provided through the Wyoming SHRAB by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education
DEADLINE: May 31, 2022
Want to attend a conference or workshop to build your library skills? Take an online course? Start working toward that library media specialist endorsement or master’s degree in library science? Funds are available to those working or volunteering in Wyoming libraries through the Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education. Applications are accepted six times during the year. The next deadline is May 31, 2022, for continuing education events starting no earlier than July 1, 2022.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Community Improvement Grants
DEADLINE: June 15, 2022
The foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000) in support of proposals in support of community enhancement, including libraries. Projects will be supported that have a bearing on communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power, including areas of Wyoming.

SHRAB Grants Help You Put Your Records Online



National Archives logoThe Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is offering grants of up to $2,500 for projects promoting the preservation of and access to Wyoming’s historical records.

The grants are available to Wyoming cultural heritage organizations for projects to process, preserve, and provide increased access to historical records. Projects eligible for funding include processing collections of historical records, digitizing historical records, providing online access to records, and attending training that will improve your organization’s ability to complete these types of projects.

The grants are available for the period of July 1, 2022 thru June 30, 2023, and are provided through the Wyoming SHRAB by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a branch of the National Archives.

Apply here. Deadline to apply is May 31. Learn more and see examples of projects that have been funded in the past. All projects related to the mission and goals of the SHRAB will be considered.

Contact Sara Davis, SHRAB Coordinator and Wyoming State Archivist, with any questions at (307) 777-8691 or sara.davis@wyo.gov. Completed applications must be submitted by May 31, 2022, using the online application form on the WY SHRAB website, in digital format to Sara at the email address above, or mailed to Sara Davis, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Central Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82002.

The Wyoming SHRAB promotes the identification, preservation and dissemination of the state’s historical records, by encouraging and supporting ongoing training programs for state, tribal and local governments, local repositories, organizations, and others involved in records care in Wyoming. The program is administered by the Wyoming State Archives, which is part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

American Library Association Offers COVID Relief Grants



Text reads: THE ALA COVID LIBRARY RELIEF FUND with American Library Association logo

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.

Grant Opportunities



AILA/APALA Talk Story Literacy Grants
DEADLINE: March 15, 2022
The American Indian Library Association and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association are offering four $500 mini-grants, for the Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture literacy program. This family literacy program reaches out to Asian/Pacific Islander American (APIA), and American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) children and their families.

Western Writers of America 2022 Book Display Contest
CONTEST OPEN: April 4 – May 3, 2022
Western Writers of America is challenging booksellers, museum gift shop managers, and librarians to create a window or shelf display that highlight western authors and western musicians and their work. The store, library, and museum gift shop judged to have the best display will each win $500.

Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award
DEADLINE: May 5, 2022
School librarians are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade.  In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on programming, submissions of virtual programs are highly encouraged. Nominated programs must have taken place during the current school year (2021-22). Programs that are still in progress as of the award deadline are eligible, and librarians are encouraged to self-nominate.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Grants to Libraries
DEADLINE: June 15, 2022
These grants provide support to Wyoming librarians and publicly accessible Wyoming libraries in three areas: education and training, library resources, and library foundation development. Two grant deadlines annually in June and December. Contact Brian Greene, WSL Library Development Manager, with any questions at brian.greene@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6339.

A.rt R.esources T.ransfer Library Program
DEADLINE: Ongoing
Thousands of free art books are available for distribution to public and school libraries in underserved communities. Participating libraries may order books once annually. Branch libraries may participate independently or through their main library. All items received must be cataloged in the library’s holdings and made available to all patrons.

Grant Opportunities



Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: February 17, 2022
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and libraries that offer literacy programs in communities served by Dollar General. Grants are available for adult literacy, family literacy, youth literacy, and summer reading.

Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program Grants
Deadline: February 22, 2022
Furnishes loans and grants to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas. To be eligible, at least 90% of households in the proposed funded service area (PFSA) must lack sufficient access to broadband service, as defined in the latest Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Community Improvement Grants
DEADLINE: March 15, 2022
The foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000) in support of proposals in support of education/STEM. Projects will be supported that have a bearing on communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power, including Wyoming.

John Cotton Dana Award
DEADLINE: March 18, 2022
The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Up to eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2022. Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries for a 2022 John Cotton Dana Award. Entries should highlight a strategic communications campaign from the past year.

Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant
DEADLINE: March 18, 2022
The grant provides monetary support to participate in continuing educational event(s) to keep current in their career field. The American Library Association Learning Round Table (LearnRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023.

AARP Community Challenge
DEADLINE: March 22, 2022
Provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. This year, applications will be accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation and civic engagement; support diversity, equity and inclusion; build engagement for programs under new federal laws; and pursue innovative ideas that support people age 50 or older.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education
DEADLINE: March 31, 2022
Want to attend a conference or workshop to build your library skills? Take an online course? Start working toward that library media specialist endorsement or master’s degree in library science? Funds are available to those working or volunteering in Wyoming libraries through the Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education. Applications are accepted six times during the year. The next deadline is March 31, 2022, for continuing education events starting no earlier than May 1, 2022.

The Pilcrow Foundation Children’s Book Project
DEADLINE: April 1, 2022
The Pilcrow Foundation provides new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United States. A library’s local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,200 worth of children’s books. The Foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children’s books from which grant recipients can select books best suited for their communities. Application deadlines are April 1 and October 1, annually.

Believe in Reading Grants
DEADLINE: Ongoing
Believe in Reading targets successful literacy programs which serve populations that show out of the ordinary needs, such as geographic areas with low reading scores and high poverty levels. Believe in Reading will supply funds only if they are earmarked for literacy, not just a general campaign. Reading must be the prime activity.