Grants and Awards



ALA Trustee Citation
DEADLINE: January 7, 2019
The ALA Trustee Citation, estab­lished in 1941 to recognize public li­brary Trustees for distinguished service to library development, honors the best contributions and efforts of the esti­mated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards. It is presented during the Opening General Session of the ALA Annual Conference. Recipients are expected to be present to accept the award, and expenses for attending must be borne by the recipients or their library orga­nizations.

Loleta D. Fyan Grant
DEADLINE: January 11, 2019
The grant, up to $5,000, is to be used for the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. The project should: result in the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide; have the potential for broader impact and application beyond meeting a specific local need; be designed to effect changes in public library services that are innovative and responsive to the future; and be capable of completion within one year.

Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP)
DEADLINE: February 25, 2019
APP is a special initiative of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program that supports projects that strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries and archives to serve their communities. IMLS invites applications that focus on transforming school library practice, community memory, and digital inclusion. Awards will range from $10,000 to $50,000.

Lola Homsher Research Grant
DEADLINE: February 28, 2019
The Wyoming State Historical Society offers cash grants to people involved in research activities based on various aspects of the state’s history. The grants, ranging from $100.00 up to $1500.00 are awarded based on applications submitted to the Society’s Lola Homsher Endowment Fund Committee. Preference is given to proposals that promise original research on topics related to Wyoming history. Wyoming residents are also given preference, but all applications are welcome.

Archives Collaboratives: Planning Grants
DEADLINE: April 4, 2019
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will make collections from small and under-represented archives more readily available for public discovery and use. The grant program will fund Archives Collaboratives to share best practices, tools, and techniques among partners; assess institutional strengths and opportunities; and develop plans and management structures for long-term sustainability and growth.

NNLM Reading Club Book Kits
DEADLINE: April 30, 2019
The NNLM Reading Club is a selection of “ready-to-use” fiction and nonfiction book titles along with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support health literacy and their communities’ health information needs.

Bank of the West Charitable Investments
DEADLINE: Ongoing
Bank of the West supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life,
particularly of low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Public nonprofit organizations in the following counties are eligible to apply: Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta, and Washakie. Grants are awarded for education and job training as well as for community and economic development.

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