Grant Opportunities



REFORMA Scholarship
DEADLINE: March 15, 2021
Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for these scholarships of up to $1,500. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish- speaking community.  The recipients must display character and leadership, which are essential for success both as a student and as a professional. Preference is given to applicants who plan on serving Hispanic/Latinos and the Spanish-speaking community.

Inspire COVID Recovery Grant
DEADLINE: March 26, 2021
Up to $5,000 for an existing public middle or high school, who sustained loss in collection due to school library closures during COVID, to both recover their collection but also extend through more online and remote resources to address learner needs made evident during the closures. Purchasing can include books, online subscriptions and/or software collections, as well as accessibility extensions (hotspots, increased bandwidth, etc.).

Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant Program
DEADLINE: March 31, 2021
Schools and non-profit organizations will be awarded grants of $3,000 to turn outdoor spaces into  hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity about gardening and fresh food, and support classroom curriculum. The program supports both new and existing educational gardens.

Native American Library Services Grants
DEADLINE: April 16, 2021
Native American Library Services Basic grants are noncompetitive one-year grants of $6,000 to $10,000, which can include up to $3,000 in eligible education and assessment activities or travel. The grants are available to federally recognized Native American tribes and Native Alaskan villages, corporations, and regional corporations and are designed to support existing operations and maintain core services of tribal and Native village libraries.

EBSCO Solar Grants
DEADLINE: May 3, 2021
For the fifth year, EBSCO is accepting applications for grants that will fund solar installations at libraries around the world. As part of the 2021 EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making a total of $200,000 in grants available. The grants will help winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenses by installing solar arrays.

Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award
DEADLINE: May 5, 2021
The Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming recognizes excellence in humanities programming in libraries that serve children in grades K-8. The $5,000 award, presented annually by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, is sponsored by the American Library Association’s Cultural Communities Fund in cooperation with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Grants to Libraries
DEADLINE: June 15, 2021
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 brian.greene@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6339.

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