School and Library Grant Opportunities

Apr 18, 2016

Courtesy of North Dakota State Library’s Flickertale newsletter

Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
Deadline: May 13
Lois Lenski established a foundation to provide grants to agencies serving children in disadvantaged populations. The Foundation awards grants to libraries for purchasing books published for young people preschool through grade 8. School libraries, non-traditional libraries, and bookmobile programs are eligible. The Foundation provides grants to libraries or organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need. To find out more or apply, visit their site at

Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative
Deadline: June 30
The Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative will provide books for circulation and story time in school and public libraries, remedial reading programs in schools, afterschool programs and community centers. To find out more or apply, visit their site at

Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Deadline: Ongoing
Basin Electric and its subsidiaries are community-focused. Each year our Charitable Giving Program donations are dispersed to charities in the Basin membership’s service territory. Basin Electric also donates surplus office equipment such as computers, desks and chairs for organizations in need. To find out more or apply, visit their site at

Books for Kids
Deadline: Ongoing
Books for Kids creates and furnishes libraries within existing preschools, Head Starts, and day care centers. We enable children who may not have access to a public library to discover the world of books. We purchase and donate library bound books to create an actual lending program to familiarize children with standard library practices. For more information, visit

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