Grant Opportunities



Emergency Connectivity Fund
DEADLINE: August 13, 2021
The Emergency Connectivity Fund is a $7.17 Billion program that will help schools and libraries provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency period. Eligible schools and libraries can apply for financial support to purchase connected devices like laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and broadband connectivity to serve the unmet needs for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons.

Wyoming Humanities American Rescue Plan Grants
DEADLINE: August 15 to October 15, 2021, depending on specific grant program
Wyoming Humanities ARP Grants will support nonprofit organizations as they “prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the coronavirus.” Three grants will be available to support nonprofit organizations across the state: General Operating Support Grants, Programming Support Grants, and Recovery Support Grants.

ABOS Conference Scholarship
DEADLINE: August 31, 2021
Scholarship opportunity to attend the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) conference from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, All of Us Community Engagement Center. The 30 scholarships awarded will include full registration to the 2021 Virtual ABOS conference as well as a one-year ABOS membership.

Community Collections Grants from the American Folklife Center
DEADLINE: September 7, 2021
The Library of Congress is offering a new series of grants to individuals and organizations working to document cultures and traditions of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color traditionally underrepresented in the United States. Up to 10 grant opportunities are available in fall 2021 for up to $60,000 each to fund field research within Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

NSHSS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching Grant
DEADLINE: September 15, 2021
This NSHSS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching Grant is for educators who serve in rural areas, diverse student populations, or are actively promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives in their school or greater community. Applicants should provide their school’s demographics and explain how the funds will directly benefit their students. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, field trips or other resources to enhance the delivery of courses.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries
DEADLINE: September 16, 2021
In this third round of grants, up to 100 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 each to tackle issues ranging from media literacy to COVID-19 safety to unemployment. Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) that provides community engagement resources and opportunities specific to the needs of library workers serving small and rural communities.

I Love My Librarian Award
DEADLINE: September 27, 2021
Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Have they gone above and beyond to help your community during the pandemic? Now’s your chance to celebrate their impact by nominating them for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Up to 10 exceptional school, public, and college/university librarians will be selected to receive $5,000 in recognition of their service to their communities.

Wyoming Crossroads Grants
DEADLINE: Grants awarded quarterly, with applications due September 30 and December 31, 2021, and March 31, 2022
The aim of this grant is to serve the three primary goals of the larger initiative: increase Wyoming’s intellectual, community, social and civic wealth as the state restructures its economy; apply humanities programming in new and innovative ways to reach audiences that do no typically engage in public humanities; and develop new partnerships with groups and associations not typically considered “humanities” or cultural organizations.

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