Eligible for up to $500,000 in Grant Funds through American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act. Public libraries may be eligible to receive
up to $500,000 in grant funds through the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The funds, which are being administered through
USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities Program, can be used to
build new or improve library facilities, as well as enhance library
services including internet access.
||USDA Rural Development Community
The Recovery Act appropriated $7.2 billion and directed the
Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and The
Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications Information
Administration (NTIA) to expand broadband access to unserved and
underserved communities across the U.S., increase jobs, spur investments
in technology and infrastructure, and provide long-term economic
The result is the RUS Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) and the NTIA
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
BIP will make loans and grants for broadband infrastructure projects in
rural areas. BTOP will provide grants to fund broadband infrastructure,
public computer centers and sustainable broadband adoption projects.
Utilities Service / NTIA
Award. PBS Teachers is looking to award PreK-12 Library Media
Specialists/Technology Coordinators who are "Innovative Educators."
Start-Up Grants By awarding relatively small grants to support
the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative
projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for
the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the
humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve research that
brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the
digital humanities; planning and developing prototypes of new digital
tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital
resources, including libraries' and museums' digital assets; scholarship
that examines the philosophical implications and impact of the use of
emerging technologies; innovative uses of technology for public
programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and
new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of
humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or
formal educational settings at all academic levels. Innovation is a
hallmark of this grant category.
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
|To encourage use of
Let's Talk About: Picturing America and the Picturing
America collection the ALA Public Programs Office and NEH are
offering programming grants of $2,000 to 30 public libraries. All public
libraries who received the Picturing America collection are eligible to
||ALA and NEH
|Smart Growth: Action Grants.
Education and coalition building are hallmarks of successful smart
growth efforts. The grants can be used to further activities to develop
a community vision through a community planning workshop or joining a
coalition that is working toward a similar community vision.
Additionally, starting in 2009, grant funds may be used to support green
building activities, such as working with state or local officials to
develop green building/energy efficiency policies for your community.
||National Association of Realtors
|2010 Native American
Library Services Enhancement Grants Program. Grants of up to
$150,000 will be awarded to Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages
working to improve existing library services or implement new services,
particularly those relating to the goals of the Library Services and
Museum and Library Services
|Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation.
The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation provides literacy and
education grants to support children in summer reading programs, early
childhood education programs, and special needs literacy programs.
|| 5/30/2010 and 9/30/2010
|The Walmart Foundation
Giving Program awards grants at the state, regional and
national levels for programs that give individuals access to a better
life. The program provides grants of $25,000 and up in the following
categories: Education grants support programs that address the
educational needs of underserved young people, ages 12-30. Job Skills
Training grants promote professional training, counseling, and support
services to help people improve their work-related skills. Health grants
strive to improve access to healthcare and promote healthy lifestyles.
Environmental Sustainability grants support programs that are designed
to help people become more sustainable as well as programs that enhance
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program for Public Schools and Public
Libraries offers minigrants for programs that encourage
literacy and creativity in children.
||Ezra Jack Keats
Grant. The goals of the grant program are to support the
creation and dissemination of resources that will assist library
administrators and managers in developing a vision and commitment to
diversity, and in fostering and sustaining diversity throughout their
institutions; to increase the representation and advancement of people
of color in the field of library administration and management and to
establish productive partnerships between LAMA and major national
organizations representing minority interests; to strengthen the
diversity of LAMA membership, committees, and officers and integrate
diversity into all aspects of the Association's work.
|H.W. Wilson Library
Staff Development Grant. An annual award consisting of $3,500
and a 24k gold-framed citation given to a library organization whose
application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff
development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library