Grant Opportunities



ALA COVID Library Relief Fund
DEADLINE: May 20, 2021
The American Library Association (ALA) has made available $1.25 million in emergency relief grants to libraries that have experienced substantial economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund invites public, school, academic, and tribal libraries across the United States and U.S. Territories to apply for grants of $30,000 to $50,000.

Teaching with Primary Sources Funding Opportunity 2021
DEADLINE: May 28, 2021
Applications are sought from organizations that aim to incorporate Library of Congress resources into educational programs and materials for learners representing diverse professions and communities. Grant amounts will range from $35,000 to $100,000 for a 12-month period, with the possibility of up to two years of additional funding subject to the availability of funds and the grantee’s satisfactory performance under the current award.

Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries
DEADLINE: June 1, 2021
Given annually by Library Juice Press, the Vattemare Award recognizes contributions in the LIS field that are marked by originality, creative energy, and novel combinations of ideas. Considerations in selecting the awardee are their creation of new possibilities for libraries and library workers, the creation of new means of benefiting the community that the library serves, and the ultimate success of these efforts. The award is open to librarians, other library workers, and community members (in any country).

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Community Improvement Grants
DEADLINE: June 15, 2021
The foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000) in support of proposals in support of community enhancement, including affordable housing, community resilience, community and recreation centers, economic development, libraries, monuments, memorials and science centers. Projects will be supported that have a bearing on communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power, including Wyoming.

ABOS Award Opportunities
DEADLINE: July 16, 2021
The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS) sponsors ten different awards and scholarships in the area of outreach and bookmobile services.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
DEADLINE: October 28, 2021
Every year, this program supports 30 New Americans — immigrants and children of immigrants — who are pursuing graduate school in the United States and have the talent and drive to make a significant contribution to U.S. society, culture, or their academic field. Eligible applicants must be 30 or younger and planning on being enrolled in a full-time graduate program in the 2022-23 academic year.

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