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.

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