Grant Opportunities

Sep 30, 2021

Emergency Connectivity Fund
DEADLINE: October 13, 2021
This $7.17 billion program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 helps support remote learning. The program will provide funding to schools and libraries for the reasonable costs of eligible equipment and services that can be provided to students, teachers, and library patrons who lack connected devices, such as laptop or tablet computers, and/or lack broadband access during the pandemic.

Wyoming Humanities American Rescue Plan Grants
DEADLINE: October 15, 2021
Wyoming’s humanities-based non-profit organizations — including libraries, museums, and more — can apply for general operating funds.Thousands of dollars are available for eligible organizations. Funds for general operating support can often be used for salaries, utilities, rent, and much more. Grants are also available for programming and pandemic recovery.

Network of the National Library of Medicine Grants
DEADLINE: October 16, 2021
Two types of grants are available. The Program Improvement Award supports short-term projects to advance access to health information resources. The Engagement and Outreach Award is intended develop new or enhance existing collaborative projects among all library types to increase awareness and use of National Library of Medicine resources. Region 4 (includes Wyoming) members eligible; membership is free.

Communities for Immunity
DEADLINE: October 29, 2021
Communities for Immunity is seeking proposals that address COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake, with an aim to reach vaccine-hesitant populations. This FAQ page includes resources to help you determine which groups in your community might have higher rates of vaccine hesitancy. Awards will range from $1,500-$100,000; projects must be completed by March 31, 2022. Application window opens October 4, 2021.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant
DEADLINE: November 5, 2021
The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded annually.

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative
DEADLINE: November 15, 2021
The Library of Congress will fund two grant programs for applicants to create digital or digital/physical interfaces, publications or exhibits that incorporate Library of Congress digital materials into resources that meet local community needs. This Notice of Funding Opportunity, or “Notice” represents the program specifically for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. A separate Notice is open to minority serving higher education institutions. A third program will support a Scholar or Artist in Residence.

Let’s Talk About It (LTAI): Women’s Suffrage
DEADLINE: December 1, 2021
LTAI: Women’s Suffrage is a reading and discussion project that will spark conversations across the United States about the women’s suffrage movement. Twenty-five libraries will be selected to receive a $1,000 stipend to support programming costs, ten copies of five themed books, access to programming guides and support materials, virtual training on the LTAI model, a suite of online resources and more.

American Library Association scholarships
DEADLINE: March 1, 2022

The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master’s degree level. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $8,000 per student per year. They include scholarships for students who are interested in children’s librarianship, youth librarianship, federal librarianship, new media and library automation. In addition, there are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS.

Inspire Collection Development Grant
DEADLINE: February 1, 2022
Grants for existing public middle or high schools to extend, update, and diversify the book, online, subscription and/or software collections in their library in order to realize sustainable improvement in student achievement at their school. The fund has $20,000 available; awards are capped at $5,000 per grant.

Inspire Special Event Grant
DEADLINE: February 1, 2022
Supports a special event so that an existing public middle or high school library can create new or enhance its extracurricular activities in order to increase student academic achievement at their school. The fund has $10,000 available; awards are capped at $2,000 per grant.

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