Grant Opportunities



Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning
DEADLINE: January 15, 2019
The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program is designed to strengthen the capacity of multi-sector consortia to address substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural counties identified to be at the highest risk. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities.

Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces
DEADLINE: 6:00 p.m. MST, January 18, 2019
Fifteen small public libraries serving rural or remote communities will receive support to transform cramped or underutilized spaces into vibrant, dynamic, active learning places. Recipients will receive a $5,000 sub-grant and engage in online learning with the WebJunction team from March 2019 to May 2020.

Bostitch Creativity in the Classroom Grant
DEADLINE: January 20, 2019
The office supply company Bostitch is offering a chance for two teachers to win a $250 grant for creative supplies for their classroom. To be considered, teachers need to submit a lesson plan of their own creation that they believe exemplifies creativity in the classroom. Bostitch will chose the winning lesson plans based on creativity, originality, and impact. All applicants must be employed full time as teachers at an elementary school, middle school, or high school in the United States.

Thinking Money for Kids Traveling Exhibition
DEADLINE: February 8, 2019
This interactive exhibit will help children understand what money is, its function in society, money choices, and money values, such as fairness, responsibility and charitableness. The exhibit will travel to 50 U.S. public libraries between 2019 and 2021. Selected libraries will receive the 1,000-square-foot traveling exhibition for a six-week loan, a $1,000 programming allowance, expenses paid for an orientation workshop at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., and programming resources and support. Participating libraries will be required to hold a minimum of four public programs.

Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant
DEADLINE: February 15, 2019
The American Library Association’s (ALA) Learning Round Table (LRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, list serve, etc.). Applicants do not have to be ALA members to apply.

InfyMakers Awards Contest
DEADLINE: February 21, 2019
Through the Infy Maker Awards, Infosys Foundation USA has expanded opportunities for more students across the U.S. to engage in making and has supported Makers with innovative solutions to important local and global problems. The contest is open to K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations who aim to create more opportunities for students to engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning through making. Ten organizations will each receive a $10,000 grant.

Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries
DEADLINE: February 25, 2019
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is offering funding opportunities to strengthen the
ability of small and rural libraries with awards that range from $10,000 to $50,000. There are three categories of grants: Transforming School Library Practice, Community Memory, and Digital Inclusion.

Reiman Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: Ongoing
The Reiman Foundation accepts applications for grants with a focus on healthcare, education, the arts, and children. This application has no specific form and allows the applicant to provide the information they believe is most important to showcasing the intended project and the benefit it will provide.

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