Grant and Award Opportunities

Oct 2, 2023

Standing graphicWhole Kids Foundation Bee Grants
DEADLINE: October 15, 2023
These grant programs allow for schools and non-profit organizations to receive support for educational beehives and bee programming so students can observe bees up close and learn about the vital role these pollinators play in our food system.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant
DEADLINE: November 3, 2023
The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 4 Funding Opportunities
DEADLINE: November 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. MST
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 4 invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects. Past funding awards have helped libraries develop and implement health information related outreach and programming, acquire technology that can help patrons gain access to health information.

Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
DEADLINE: November 10, 2023
The Foundation aims to support organizations and programs for which a relatively small amount of funding might make a large difference. The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs. Awards typically range from $1,000 to $20,000.

National Friends of Libraries Week Awards
DEADLINE: December 4, 2023
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.

Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities
DEADLINE: December 11, 2023, by 10:59 pm (MST)
Grants will be available to small and rural libraries to increase the accessibility of facilities, services, and programs to better serve people with disabilities. Selected libraries will receive $10,000 or $20,000 to support costs related to their community engagement project; virtual training to assist project directors in developing their community engagement, facilitation, and disability service skills; a suite of online resources developed to support local programs; and technical and project support from the ALA Public Programs Office throughout the grant term.

NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
DEADLINE: Optional draft due: November 13, 2023
The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.

Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 4 Professional Development Award
DEADLINE: Applications accepted and awarded on a rolling basis until February 16, 2025, at 5:00 pm MST or when the funds are depleted.
The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to 1) strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members in health data or health information access related services, 2) empower libraries and other organizations to train staff in skills needed to deliver reliable health information, and 3) build professional capacity in support of specific Region 4 Core Aims, the NNLM mission, and the NLM 2017-2027 Strategic Plan.

American Library Association Scholarships
DEADLINE: March 1, 2024
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, public 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.

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