Grant Opportunities

May 27, 2021

State Farm Neighborhood Assist
DEADLINE: Application opens June 2, 2021 and closes when 2,000 submissions received
State Farm Neighborhood Assist offers $25,000 grants to support Neighborhood Improvement Projects throughout the United States. Submissions are accepted for any cause that would help enhance a local neighborhood.

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 or (307) 777-6339.

IMLS American Rescue Plan Grants
DEADLINE: June 28, 2021
The IMLS American Rescue Plan grants program supports museum and library services in addressing community needs created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and in assisting with recovery. Projects may continue, enhance, or expand existing programs and services, or they may launch new ones to address emergent needs and unexpected hardships. Grants range from $10,000 to $50,000.

Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) Grants
DEADLINE: July 1, 2021
The Wyoming SHRAB offers awards of up to $2,500 to Wyoming cultural heritage organizations for projects to process, preserve, and provide increased access to historical records. Three categories are funded: training, consulting services, and special projects. The grants are available for the period of August 1, 2021 thru July 31, 2022 and are provided through the Wyoming SHRAB by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

2021 Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives
DEADLINE: July 2, 2021 by 7:00 a.m. MDT
Through this program,  the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides direct support to community-based archives that represent and serve communities marginalized due to oppression based on race, ethnicity, national origin, class, gender, sexuality, religion, or ability. Awards will range from $50,000 to $100,000 for grants of two years in length.

ALSC Research Agenda Grant
DEADLINE: July 20, 2021
The pilot ALSC Research Agenda Grant will offer seed funds to help develop, conduct, and disseminate emerging research that aligns with priority areas outlined in the ALSC Research Agenda. Applicants are asked to discuss how their proposed research contributes to and expands on the current scholarship in the field.

NASA@ My Library
DEADLINE: July 21, 2021
Sixty libraries will be selected as NASA@ My Library Partner Libraries. Each of these libraries will receive training and resources to implement NASA events and programming, access to a university Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support patron engagement, and a $1,600 programming stipend to purchase materials for NASA STEAM activities and/or support presentations by local NASA-funded SMEs. Public and tribal libraries are eligible to apply.

Nora Van Burgh Development Grants
DEADLINE: August 2, 2021
Nora Van Burgh had a lengthy and distinguished career in Wyoming libraries, and she was a strong believer in lifelong learning. The Wyoming Library Association’s Nora Van Burgh Development Grants honor her memory. These grants provide funding assistance to those who wish to enhance their effectiveness as library employees through additional educational experience. Non-degreed library employees are particularly encouraged to apply, though any current member of WLA may apply.

Wyoming Arts Council Arts Access Project Grant
DEADLINE: Ongoing for projects taking place July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022; available until funds expended
Grants of up to $750 to provide arts project funding for organizations that meet any of these criteria: (1) projects increasing arts access for, or primarily serving, people with disabilities, (2) arts projects led by and/or primarily serving BIPOC communities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), (3) projects involving folk & traditional arts and artists, (4) organizations in rural communities with a population of less than 3000.

Believe in Reading Grants
DEADLINE: Applications reviewed monthly
Believe in Reading awards grants to existing and provably successful literacy programs that serve any age or aspect of supporting reading and literacy, including adult literacy or English as a second language projects. Grants may be renewable for up to three years; renewals are not guaranteed. Maximum grant amount is $10,000; new applicants are rarely funded for more than $3,000.

LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund
For support, maintenance, medical care, and welfare of librarians who are denied employment rights or discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, age, disability, or place of national origin; or denied employment rights because of defense of intellectual freedom.

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