Grant Opportunities



ALSC New Membership Funding for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
DEADLINE: April 12, 2021
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is funding memberships for 20 BIPOC library students and paraprofessionals/library support staff (current position or position held within the last year) who want to become more involved with our organization and within the profession. Recipients will receive a 1 year ALA/ALSC membership along with opportunities for meaningful engagement. Contact amjohnson@gmail.com with any questions.

Freedom to Read Foundation ALA Conference Scholarship
DEADLINE: April 15, 2021
Applications are now open for the 2021 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by FTRF. The Scholarship provides funding for two recipients who are an LIS student or recent graduate to attend the ALA virtual annual conference June 23-29, 2021.  The scholarship includes conference registration and a one-year FTRF membership. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member, and provide a report about their experiences.

Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grants
DEADLINE: April 15, 2021
The Community Support Grant offers operating and/or project support, as well as arts learning support for organizations that provide services to their community through the arts. Grant funding is available for programs and services that take place between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. An organization is eligible to receive up to $7,000 in operating and/or project support and up to $3,000 in arts learning support for a total of up to $10,000 in grant funding.

Toshiba America Foundation STEM Grants
DEADLINE: May 1, 2021
Accepting applications from grade 6-12 teachers for innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects. Through the program, grants of at least $5,000 will be awarded in support of teacher-led projects with the potential to provide students with opportunities to “do science” in ways that increase their engagement with the subject matter and improve their learning.

2021 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award
DEADLINE: May 3, 2021
Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries for a 2021 John Cotton Dana Award. Entries should highlight a strategic communications campaign from the past year. Examples of past campaigns have included rebranding efforts, promotion of archives and special collections, awareness campaigns, community partnerships, and special events.

EBSCO Solar Grants
DEADLINE: May 3, 2021
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.

IMLS Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants
DEADLINE: May 11, 2021
This program funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services is designed to assist Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities. Federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant program. Grants range from $10,000 to $150,000

Wyoming Women’s Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: May 15, 2021
Grants are designed with the specific purpose of promoting long-term economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls living within the state of Wyoming. Funding priorities are income and asset development, mentoring, and systems change.

Mountain Plains Library Association Professional Development Grants
DEADLINE: At least 2 months before date of conference or activity
Grants are awarded to support formal course work leading to an advanced degree in library science or a related discipline or directly related to an individual’s library position; attendance as a participant or a presenter at a library or scholarly workshop, seminar, or conference; visits to another library to receive or provide significant advanced training; or library related research projects. Mini-grants up to $150; regular grants up to $600. Only current MPLA members are eligible to apply for Professional Development Grants

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