Grant Opportunities



H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant
DEADLINE: February 1, 2021
An annual award of $3,500 and a citation given to a library organization whose application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization.

ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award
DEADLINE: February 1, 2021
An award of $1,200 and a citation to honor an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.

Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation
DEADLINE: February 2, 2021
This annual award recognizes U.S. libraries and librarians who create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers. The award consists of a $10,000 cash prize. It is open to public, school, and academic libraries. The jury will award four runner-ups $1,000 in Penguin Random House books to eligible libraries.

Gale, A Cengage Company Financial Development Award
DEADLINE: February 2, 2021
An annual award consisting of $2,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to a library organization to recognize an innovative, creative, well-organized project which successfully developed income from alternative sources. The alternative sources may include, but are not limited to: individual gifts, foundations, endowments, “challenge” grants, and related efforts.

Snapdragon Book Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: February 14, 2021
Grants typically ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 are given to U.S. school libraries serving children, in grades Pre-K through 12. Funds may be used for books that will be used repeatedly by school-aged children, processing or cataloging fees from book vendors, reference materials for use by students, and magazine or newspaper subscriptions.

Lola Homsher Research Grants
DEADLINE: February 28, 2021
Need financial assistance to help finalize your history project?  The Wyoming State Historical Society, a non-profit membership driven educational organization, offers cash grants to people involved in research activities based on various aspects of the state’s history.  The grants, ranging from $100 up to $1,500 are awarded based on applications submitted to the Society’s Lola Homsher Endowment Fund Committee.

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