Grant Opportunities

Sep 6, 2019

NNLM PNR All of Us Community Engagement Awards
DEADLINE: September 11, 2019, for letter of intent
October 16, 2019, for completed proposal
Support for projects that improve health information literacy, improve access to, awareness of, and skills to locate high quality biomedical and health information, and to increase awareness of the NIH All of Us Research Program. Goals include to improve consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the region, to support health literacy education and outreach in local/regional communities, to raise the public’s awareness of the All of Us Research Program, and to improve understanding and importance of participation in clinical trials, including the All of Us Research Program.

World War I: Lessons And Legacies For Libraries
DEADLINE: September 13, 2019
The Smithsonian Institution is offering a free poster exhibition to libraries. World War I: Lessons and Legacies is available while supplies last. The opportunity is available to all types of libraries (e.g., public, school, college/university and special libraries). Participating libraries will receive, free of charge a collection of eight 18”x 26” posters, a digital World War I: Lessons and Legacies Educators Guide with discussion questions and resources that align to national teaching standards, a detailed poster handbook and user guide with display instructions and promotional resources.

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills
DEADLINE: October 7, 2019
Applications are now open for Wyoming public libraries for funding from Libraries Lead with Digital Skills to host digital skills workshops for job seekers and small business owners in your community. Recipients will receive $1,000 along with marketing support, technical guidance, a community of practice, and advocacy tools. Successful applicants will be eligible for an additional $3,000 if selected for a Spotlight Award.

Catalysts for Community Health
DEADLINE: Applications received before October 15 will be given priority
The University of Missouri has the opportunity to offer 12 students the chance to participate in a three-year, fully-funded online interdisciplinary Master’s program targeted to develop a cohort of health librarians to serve in rural and urban underserved communities across the MidContinental Region which includes Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming.

Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants
DEADLINE: October 31, 2019
StateFarm focuses their company grants on three areas: safety, education, and community development. Eligible organizations include: educational institutions; programs conducted by municipal, county, or state government entities; and 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations.

Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries
DEADLINE: December 2, 2019
Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP) is a special initiative of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. The goal is to support projects that strengthen the ability of small and/or rural libraries and archives to serve their communities and to build grantee capacity through participation in a community of practice. IMLS invites applications that focus on transforming school library practice, community memory, and digital inclusion. Awards will range from $10,000 to $50,000. A pre-application webinar will take place on Thursday, September 12, from 1-2 p.m. MDT.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Grants to Libraries
DEADLINE: December 15, 2019
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 or (307) 777-6339.

Walmart Local Community Grants
DEADLINE: December 31, 2019
Walmart’s Local Community grants provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations. Local Community grants range from $250 to $5,000. Applicants must be a recognized government entity (state, county, or city); be a K-12 public or nonprofit private school, a community/junior college, or a state/private college or university; or have a 501(c)(3) status.

American Library Association Scholarships
DEADLINE: March 1, 2020
If you need a bit of financial help to get through your graduate program, scholarship funds are now available. 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 $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.

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