Grant Opportunities



Graphic reads GRANT ALERT with image of megaphoneJudith Krug Fund Banned Books Week Event Grants
DEADLINE: June 6, 2022
Each year FTRF distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Weeks celebration (September 18 – 24, 2022) Staff at all types of libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged to apply. Grants are awarded for $1,000.

PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive
DEADLINE: June 10, 2022
Supports library adoption of the PLA DigitalLearn online courses and training materials developed with support from AT&T, freely available at DigitalLearn.org to help libraries build digital skills in their community.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Community Improvement Grants
DEADLINE: June 15, 2022
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 libraries. Projects will be supported that have a bearing on communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power, including areas of Wyoming.

NNLM Region 4 Engagement and Outreach Awards
DEADLINE: July 1, 2022
The purpose of these awards is to develop new or enhance existing collaborative projects among all library types to increase awareness and use of National Library of Medicine resources. Five awards of up to $20,000 available for NNLM member libraries in Region 4, which includes Wyoming. Membership is free.

NNLM Region 4 Program Improvement Award
DEADLINE: July 1, 2022
Supports short-term projects that involve program improvement to advance access to health information resources in NNLM Region 4 (AZ, NM, CO, UT, WY, ID, MT, ND and SD). Five awards are available for NNLM member libraries; one award is up to $4,500. Membership is free.

NEA Grants for Arts Projects
DEADLINE: July 7, 2022
Grants for Arts Projects is the NEA’s principal grants program for organizations based in the United States. Through project-based funding, the program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education
DEADLINE: July 31, 2022
Want to attend a conference or workshop to build your library skills? Take an online course? Start working toward that library media specialist endorsement or master’s degree in library science? Funds are available to those working or volunteering in Wyoming libraries through the Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education. Applications are accepted six times during the year. The next deadline is July 31, 2022, for continuing education events starting no earlier than September 1, 2022.

Nora Van Burgh Development Grants
DEADLINE: August 1, 2022
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.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant
DEADLINE: November 4, 2022
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.

Jane Austen Book Box Program for K-12
DEADLINE: Ongoing
The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) invites teachers and reading program leaders to introduce Austen to children in grades K-12 using age-appropriate versions of her work. Book Boxes are awarded to qualified applicants free of charge. Apply at least six weeks before you plan to run your project.

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