Grant Opportunities

Aug 8, 2017

Libraries Ready to Code
DEADLINE: August 31, 2017
This grant will fund a cohort of 25-50 school and public libraries to design computational thinking and computer science programs for and with youth, including underrepresented youth. The $500,000 program is part of Phase III of Libraries Ready to Code, an ongoing collaboration between ALA and Google to ensure library staff are prepared to develop and deliver programming that promotes computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) among youth.

Media Literacy @ Your Library
DEADLINE: September 11, 2017
In this six-month learning and prototyping project, ALA and the Center for News Literacy will work with teams from five public libraries to adapt existing media literacy training materials to serve the needs of public librarians and the communities they serve. The cohort teams will attend an in-person training and use their skills to conduct related adult public programs in their communities. Selected libraries will receive a $1,500 stipend for programming costs, as well as travel, training, and communications support.

K-12 Web Archiving Program
DEADLINE: September 17, 2017

Provides an opportunity for middle school and high school students to select and save websites for future generations. Although no monetary support is provided, teachers and students will be given a .25TB Archive-It account plus documentation and user support as they build their collections.

NEA Foundation Grants to Educators
DEADLINE: October 15, 2017
The NEA Foundation supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Their goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. Funding preference will be given to projects that incorporate STEM and/or global learning.

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