Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Grant Opportunities For Your Library

APA Librarian Conference Travel Awards

DEADLINE: July 31, 2017
Supports early- and mid-career librarians who are seeking to attend library conferences in order to grow as professionals. Applicants must be currently employed as a librarian at an academic or health sciences library, and have less than 15 years of experience in a library after receiving their MLS. Three cash awards of $750 each available annually.

Frontier Communications Cyber Security Grant

DEADLINE: April 30, 2017
Open to school teachers and college professors. Submit either a 300-500 word essay or 1-2 minute video on the following prompt: “What have you as a teacher and your classes learned when it comes to cyber safety?” Award of $1,000 Visa Reward Card must be applied to the purchase of technological equipment or supplies for your classroom.

The Pilcrow Foundation Children’s Book Project

DEADLINE: May 1, 2017
The Pilcrow Foundation provides new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United States. A library’s local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. The Foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children’s books to select from.

Sara Jaffarian Award Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming

DEADLINE: May 5, 2017
School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade. This award is presented annually by the ALA Public Programs Office in cooperation with the American Association of School Librarians

Vernon Libraries English Literacy for New Immigrants Grants

DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2017 
Vernon Library Supplies is giving away 100% of its 2017 operating profits to libraries and other non-profit organizations with programs designed to help new immigrants achieve English literacy and proficiency. Awards of up to $5,000.