Category Archives: Grants and Awards

Grant Opportunities



H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant
DEADLINE: February 1, 2021
An annual award of $3,500 and a citation given to a library organization whose application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization.

ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award
DEADLINE: February 1, 2021
An award of $1,200 and a citation to honor an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.

Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation
DEADLINE: February 2, 2021
This annual award recognizes U.S. libraries and librarians who create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers. The award consists of a $10,000 cash prize. It is open to public, school, and academic libraries. The jury will award four runner-ups $1,000 in Penguin Random House books to eligible libraries.

Gale, A Cengage Company Financial Development Award
DEADLINE: February 2, 2021
An annual award consisting of $2,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to a library organization to recognize an innovative, creative, well-organized project which successfully developed income from alternative sources. The alternative sources may include, but are not limited to: individual gifts, foundations, endowments, “challenge” grants, and related efforts.

Snapdragon Book Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: February 14, 2021
Grants typically ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 are given to U.S. school libraries serving children, in grades Pre-K through 12. Funds may be used for books that will be used repeatedly by school-aged children, processing or cataloging fees from book vendors, reference materials for use by students, and magazine or newspaper subscriptions.

Lola Homsher Research Grants
DEADLINE: February 28, 2021
Need financial assistance to help finalize your history project?  The Wyoming State Historical Society, a non-profit membership driven educational organization, offers cash grants to people involved in research activities based on various aspects of the state’s history.  The grants, ranging from $100 up to $1,500 are awarded based on applications submitted to the Society’s Lola Homsher Endowment Fund Committee.

Grant Opportunities



Carol McMurry Library Endowment Grants to Libraries
DEADLINE: December 15, 2020
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.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: December 15, 2020
The foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000) to performing arts, visual arts, historic preservation, and cross-cultural education organizations. In addition, the foundation recently committed immediate support for organizations that could provide critical far-reaching services in support of COVID-19 relief efforts. Projects limited to communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power.

Wyoming Library to Business (WL2B) Stations
DEADLINE: December 18, 2020
Eight Wyoming public libraries will receive a WL2B Station, consisting of approximately $2,750 in technology and materials along with one-on-one collaboration with Laramie County Library System Business Services Coordinator Rachael Svoboda. The purpose of WL2B is to connect Wyomingites with the resources they need to start, pivot, or grow their small businesses. Questions may be directed to Rachael at WyomingL2B@gmail.com or (307) 773.7200.

2021 Youth Garden Grant
DEADLINE: December 18, 2020
The Youth Garden Grant has supported school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program in the United States or US Territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply.

Walmart Community Grant Program
DEADLINE: December 31, 2020
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of local nonprofit organizations within the service area of individual Walmart or Sam’s Club stores for projects that benefit the community at large. Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally and directly benefit the service area of the store from which they are requesting funding.

NEH  Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
DEADLINE: January 14, 2021
This National Endowment for the Humanities program helps institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities 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.

Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution Grants
DEADLINE: January 15, 2020
Grants range from $500-$2,500 and are intended to support solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. ecoSolution™ Grants are available to educators working with youth in the United States

National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read 
DEADLINE: January 27, 2021
The NEA Big Read is a community engagement opportunity through which grants of up to $20,000 are awarded in support of community-wide reading programs (virtual and/or in-person) that take place between September 2021 and June 2022.

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Grants
DEADLINE: January 29, 2021
Provides funds to needy schools so that they can extend, update, and diversify the book and print collections in their libraries with the goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning. For a school to be eligible, a paid professional must be designated by the school administration as responsible for the collection, care, and use of the materials housed in the school library.

Libraries Transform Community Engagement Grant
DEADLINE: February 5, 2021
The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant recognizes, promotes and supports innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries. It provides $2,000 for a school, public, academic, tribal or special library to expand its community engagement efforts. For the 2020–2021 cycle, libraries are invited to submit applications for a community engagement project that focuses on anti-racism.

Peggy Barber Tribute Grant
DEADLINE: February 5, 2021
Recognizes, promotes, and supports meaningful programs in libraries that have limited and/or no access to budgetary support for programming. Three libraries will be awarded $2,500 to support a proposed program, program series, or programming effort. For the inaugural 2020–2021 cycle, libraries are invited to submit applications for a grant to support humanities-based programming.

Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries
DEADLINE: February 7, 2021
Three Will Eisner grants recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature. Each grantee receives $4,000 in funding for programming and collection development, as well as a selection of the 2021 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award winners. Applicants must be ALA members.

 

Apply for a Library to Business Station



Wyoming Library 2 Business logoLaramie County Library System is partnering with the University of Wyoming Libraries, the Wyoming State Library, and several economic development partners to create a new program, Wyoming Library to Business (WL2B). Public libraries in Wyoming now have the opportunity to apply to host a WL2B station thanks to a #LibrariesBuildBusiness grant from the American Library Association.

Eight public libraries will receive one-on-one collaboration with LCLS Business Services Coordinator Rachael Svoboda and one WL2B Station, consisting of approximately $2,750 in technology and materials.

Learn more and applyDeadline to apply is December 18, 2020.

These dedicated stations will receive a new laptop with webcam so that entrepreneurs and small business owners can meet virtually with experts from across the state. The WL2B Stations will also include a portable projector so libraries can take full advantage of
the online programs and webinars produced by the Small Business Development Center, Wyoming Women’s Business Center, and other economic development organizations.

The purpose of WL2B is to connect Wyomingites with the resources they need to start, pivot, or grow their small businesses. WL2B will work across the state over the next year to support libraries in providing services that foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem and help future business owners gain access to the information, organizations, and funding that will assist them in making their plans viable.

Questions may be directed to Rachael at WyomingL2B@gmail.com or (307) 773.7200.

Grant Opportunities



Engineers Week Outreach Grants
DEADLINE: November 14, 2020
The goals of this grant program are to engage youth (particularly underserved K-12 students) with hands-on learning experiences and events that inspire an interest and understanding of engineering and take place in or around Engineers Week. Due to COVID-19, in person and virtual events are eligible for funding. Grants range between $250 and $1000.

Society of American Archivists Foundation Strategic Growth Grants
DEADLINE for Letter of Inquiry: December 1, 2020
The program awards grants of between $500 and $5,000 for work that aligns with the strategic plan and/or mission and goals of the foundation, which include research and reporting about the profession, its practice, and its practitioners; development of professional growth opportunities; recognition of archivists via scholarships, travel assistance, and awards; programs designed to enhance the performance of repositories; and efforts to persuade influential external organizations to create or promote archives.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries
DEADLINE: December 2, 2020
Up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 to tackle issues ranging from media literacy to COVID-19 safety to unemployment. The initiative is part of ALA’s longtime commitment to preparing library workers for the expanding role of libraries. Grant funds may cover a range of expenses, from hotspot purchases to personal protective equipment to staff time to undertake community engagement work.

National Friends of Libraries Week Awards
DEADLINE: December 4, 2020
The National Friends of Libraries Week Awards encourage Friends of Libraries to celebrate and promote their groups within the community. Each year, two Friends groups are awarded $250 each in honor of their celebrations during the week.

John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award
DEADLINE: December 31, 2020
The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award, presented annually, honors notable contributions to intellectual freedom and demonstrations of personal courage in defense of freedom of expression by a living individual, group, or organization. The award consists of a citation and $500. The award is sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA).

Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Award
DEADLINE: January 1, 2021
The Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award, presented annually, recognizes an intellectual freedom focused organization that has developed a strong multi-year, ongoing program or a single, one-year project that exemplifies support for intellectual freedom, patron confidentiality, and anti-censorship efforts. The award consists of $1,000 and a citation. The award is sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA).

National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read 
DEADLINE: January 27, 2021
The NEA Big Read is a community engagement opportunity through which grants of up to $20,000 are awarded in support of community-wide reading programs (virtual and/or in-person) that take place between September 2021 and June 2022. Arts Midwest will be hosting a webinar for interested applicants on November 12 at 11:00 a.m. MST. (Registration required.)

Believe in Reading Grants for Literacy Programs
DEADLINE: Ongoing
Believe in Reading will consider funding programs that serve any age or aspect of supporting reading and literacy, including adult literacy or English as a second language projects.

Grant Opportunities



Wyoming State Geological Survey Earth Science Week Toolkits
DEADLINE: First come, first serve while supply of 50 kits lasts
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) provides 50 toolkits to the WSGS to distribute to Wyoming teachers on a first come, first serve basis. Education materials in toolkits are suitable for middle-school-age students and include resources about minerals; water, environmental, energy, and soil sciences; geoscience measurement; rocks; paleontology; seismology and earthquake; agriculture; and more. To request one of the 50 complimentary toolkits, contact Christina George at christina.george@wyo.gov.

NNLM HIV/AIDS Coordination Center Funding for Outreach
DEADLINE: October 30, 2020
Funding for short-term outreach projects that focus on bringing HIV/AIDS health information resources to consumers. Awarded projects will start on November 9, 2020 and run through April 30, 2021. The maximum funding per award is $16,593.50. Projects must include some aspect of broadening access to and awareness of HIV/AIDS health information resources

Carnegie-Whitney Grants
DEADLINE: November 2, 2020
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. The grants are intended to cover preparation costs appropriate to the development of a useful product, including the cost of research. The grants do not cover the costs of final printing or online distribution of the product.

I Love My Librarian Award
DEADLINE: November 9, 2020
Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Now is the time to nominate them for the I Love My Librarian Award. Each year, this award recognizes 10 outstanding librarians with a $5000 prize. The I Love My Librarian selection committee is looking for stories of librarians whose passion, creativity, and expertise have made an impact during these unprecedented times.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries
DEADLINE: December 2, 2020
Up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 to tackle issues ranging from media literacy to COVID-19 safety to unemployment. The initiative is part of ALA’s longtime commitment to preparing library workers for the expanding role of libraries. Grant funds may cover a range of expenses, from hotspot purchases to personal protective equipment to staff time to undertake community engagement work.

2021 School Librarian of the Year Award
DEADLINE: December 8, 2020
The School Librarian of the Year Award honors a K–12 library professional for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st-century tools and services to engage children and teens toward fostering multiple literacies. The winning school librarian will receive a $2,500 cash award and $2,500 in-kind digital and/or print products for their library; a Scholastic Book Fairs “Mr. Schu’s Picks” collection of books; a visit from John Schumacher, Ambassador of School Libraries, Scholastic, including a book giveaway for every student in the school; and a feature profile in the April 2021 issue of SLJ.

American Library Association Student Scholarships
DEADLINE: March 1, 2021
The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master’s degree level. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $8,000 per student per year. They include scholarships for students who are interested in children’s librarianship, youth librarianship, federal librarianship, new media and library automation. In addition, there are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS.

Google Ad Grants
DEADLINE: Ongoing
This non-competitive grant opportunity through Google allows libraries and nonprofits to boost their viewership on Google searches through ads. The Google Ad Grants program gives $10,000 a month to eligible entities to advertise their services. Libraries need a free account with both TechSoup and Google for Nonprofits to be eligible. They also need 501(c)(3) status through either a Friends or Foundation group. To learn more about this grant, watch this video. Some more library-specific advice can be found on this blog post.

USDA: Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program
DEADLINE: Ongoing
This USDA program helps provide funding to develop community facilities in rural areas. A rural area, as defined by the USDA, has a population of fewer than 20,000 residents. The funds can be used to purchase, construct, or improve facilities. Priority is given to communities with a population of less than 5,500 and communities with a median household income below 80% of the state nonmetropolitan median household income. To get started, contact your local Rural Development office.

Libraries Transforming Communities Grants



Libraries Transforming Communities banner

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced plans to award nearly $2 million to small and rural libraries in 2020 and 2021 to help them address issues of concern in their communities.

Through Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 to tackle issues ranging from media literacy to COVID-19 safety to unemployment. The initiative is part of ALA’s longtime commitment to preparing library workers for the expanding role of libraries.

Deadline is December 2, 2020.

Read full project guidelines.

The opportunity is open to libraries serving small and/or rural communities in the U.S. and U.S. territories. The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) defines small communities as those with a legal service area population of 25,000 or less and rural communities as those more than, or equal to, five miles from an urbanized area.

Selected libraries will develop their facilitation skills through online training, talk with community members (virtually or in-person) about local needs, and undertake a project that benefits their community. Grant funds may cover a range of expenses, from hotspot purchases to personal protective equipment to staff time to undertake community engagement work.

Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with community members — be they library patrons, residents, faculty, students, or partner organizations — to address issues for the betterment of the community.

Grant recipients will also receive a copy of  Ask, Listen, Empower: Grounding Your Library Work in Community Engagement, edited by Mary Davis Fournier and Sarah Ostman (ALA Editions, 2020).

Put a Makerspace in Your Library



Coming to a school or library near you! The University of Wyoming College of Engineering & Applied Science’s Innovation Wyrkshop will be building five new $35,000 mini-makerspaces across Wyoming aimed at high school students and young adults with disabilities, thanks to a $175,000 grant from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Public, school, and community college libraries are encouraged to apply. While there is no set deadline, once five locations have been chosen, the application will close.

Libraries should know they don’t have to do the heavy lifting! According to Tyler Kerr, UW Innovation Wyrkshop Makerspace Coordinator,they’ll procure and set up the equipment, they’ve already developed the training through their Makerspace Access Pass program, and they’ll hire and fund the student staff.

“We’ve received feedback from a few locations that seem to think that they’ll need to set up everything and bring in trained professionals to run them,” Tyler said, “but that’s not the case!  All we need is a small location to house the makerspace and a few excited educators and students willing to use it and potentially share what they’re passionate about.”

The name of the game is lowering barriers to access and increasing tech literacies and marketable skills. Each new makerspace will be equipped with 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters, laptops, computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D modeling software, introductory electronics bench equipment, and a small workbench with enough woodshop tools to make a wide variety of personal projects. These spaces will also provide opportunities for real-world work experience by hiring high school students as makerspace team leaders to help coordinate activities and maintain the new spaces. Each new space will also provide a small stipend for interested educators to host workshops and encourage engagement.

Questions? Contact Tyler at tkerr1@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-6460.

For a librarian’s perspective, you can also contact Cass Kvenild, UW Associate Dean, Education & Research Services, at CKvenild@uwyo.edu. Cass said UW Libraries have partnered successfully with Tyler and the Wyrkshop Makerspace in the past and would be happy to share their experiences.

SHRAB Grants for Training and Consulting



The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) wants to help you learn more about preserving your historical records and making them available.

If you work with historical papers, photographs, newspapers, videos, audiotapes, or other archival materials, the SHRAB is making up to $2,500 available to help your organization pay for training opportunities that may be beyond your budget this year.

The SHRAB is also interested in receiving applications for funds to hire an archival consultant. Such a consultant could advise your institution on how to arrange and preserve your collections, or digitize them, and make them available to the public. The SHRAB web page has listings of training opportunities, and we can show you where to look to find archival consultants.

Apply for funding by October 1; all training or consultations must take place before December 31, 2020. Applications will be evaluated as they are received.

Contact Kathy Marquis, SHRAB Coordinator and Wyoming State Archivist, with any questions about the suitability of the training or consulting work you have in mind at (307) 777-8691 or kathy.marquis@wyo.gov.

Submit applications by October 1, 2020, by email to Kathy, or send your application by mail to her attention at Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Central Ave., Cheyenne WY 82002.

All projects related to the mission and goals of the SHRAB will be considered. All work to be funded by SHRAB funds must be focused on records (paper, AV, or digital), but not physical artifacts.

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.

Funding for SHRAB grants is made available by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives. The program is administered by the Wyoming State Archives, which is part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

 

Grant Opportunities



Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: September 15, 2020
The foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000) to performing arts, visual arts, historic preservation, and cross-cultural education organizations. In addition, the foundation recently committed immediate support for organizations that could provide critical far-reaching services in support of COVID-19 relief efforts. Projects limited to communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power.

NNLM Health Literacy Planning Subaward
DEADLINE: September 18, 2020
Up to $4,500 will help libraries and community partners develop plans for improving health literacy and access to health information. Programs should start no earlier than Nov. 2, 2020, and be completely finished by April 15, 2021. For more information, contact George Strawley at george.strawley@utah.edu.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education
DEADLINE: March 31, 2021
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 for continuing education events starting no earlier than November 1, 2020.

Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) Training and Consulting Funds
DEADLINE: October 1, 2020
If you work with historical papers, photographs, newspapers, videos, audiotapes, or other archival materials, the SHRAB is making up to $2500 available to help your organization pay for training opportunities. The SHRAB is also interested in receiving applications for funds to hire an archival consultant. Such a consultant could advise your institution on how to arrange and preserve your collections, or digitize them, and make them available to the public.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Grants to Libraries
DEADLINE: December 15, 2020
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.

Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program
DEADLINE: Ongoing
After pausing operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the D.U.C. Library Program is now accepting and shipping book orders. Thousands of free art books are available for distribution to public and school libraries in underserved communities. Participating libraries may order books from the D.U.C. catalog once annually. Branch libraries may participate independently or through their main library. All items received from the D.U.C. must be cataloged in the library’s holdings and made available to all patrons.

Grant Opportunities



Community Connect: Digital Access at Home
DEADLINE: August 26, 2020
This new grant opportunity for rural public libraries will support digital access and financial capability for 20 communities nationwide. Libraries selected to participate will receive five Verizon Wi-Fi hotspots with two-year contracts and service for lending to patrons, a $2,000 stipend to support financial literacy programming, a curated book list of financial literacy titles featured in ALA’s Financial Literacy LibGuide, a copy of ALA Editions’ Rainy Day Ready: Financial Literacy Programs and Tools, and professional development and support.

Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change
DEADLINE: August 28, 2020
The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply to be part of Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, a pilot program to help public and academic libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate change crisis. The project will fund in-person and virtual film screenings, community dialogues and related events based on local interest in 25 public and academic libraries, and it will provide instruction and support for the libraries to be centers for community education and support during extreme weather events.

CARES Act Virtual Museums Project
APPLICATION OPENS: September 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. MDT
DEADLINE: September 30, 2020

Wyoming museums may apply for up to $250 in equipment or support for software and services to enable them to create audio and video programming. Attendance at one of four webinars on podcasting or virtual programming is required; attendance may either be at the live session or the recorded archive. Questions may go to Susan Mark, WSL Outreach Librarian, at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915. This support is made possible through CARES Act funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) Training and Consulting Funds
DEADLINE: October 1, 2020
If you work with historical papers, photographs, newspapers, videos, audiotapes, or other archival materials, the SHRAB is making up to $2500 available to help your organization pay for training opportunities. The SHRAB is also interested in receiving applications for funds to hire an archival consultant. Such a consultant could advise your institution on how to arrange and preserve your collections, or digitize them, and make them available to the public.

Digital Public Library of America Museums Project
DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

The Wyoming State Library is offering support for museums to put their connections online in the Digital Public Library of America. Participation is limited to museums that are currently using PastPerfect software, but have not yet upgraded to the online module. Support is available for the online upgrade and hosting fees for two years. To participate, contact Susan Mark, WSL Outreach Librarian, at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915. This project is funded by a grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation through the Carol McMurry Library Endowment Fund.

K-12 STEM Educator Development
DEADLINE: Ongoing
Funding (~$500) is available for educator professional development, which can include attending workshops or seminars, hosting events or activities, purchasing materials for use in the classroom or out-of-school educational settings, continuing education, and other related activities.

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement – Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) Conference Professional Development Award
DEADLINE: TBD
This award is provided to support attendance to the ABOS 2020 Conference. Current or incoming library professionals who are interested in conducting outreach in libraries focused on digital literacy, digital health literacy, health literacy, and/or citizen science are welcome to apply. Applicants must have a strong desire to help improve their community’s access to quality health information. There will be ten $500 awards available in 2020 for a total of $5,000.