The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office offers programming grants, traveling exhibitions and other resources for libraries of all types. Below is a list of current opportunities. To receive announcements about upcoming grants, subscribe to our electronic discussion lists.
- Revisiting the Founding Era: Public libraries are invited to apply for a nationwide project that will use historical documents to spark public conversations about the Founding Era's enduring themes and how they continue to influence our lives today. Apply by Jan. 31, 2018.
- Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club Pilot Program: Libraries are invited to apply for a pilot of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club (GSC), a thematic reading and discussion program series that will engage underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs and racial healing work. Applicant libraries must either be located within an organization that serves under-resourced, troubled or at-risk teens (e.g., alternative high schools, juvenile detention facilities) or work in partnership with an organization that serves that teenage population. The TRHT GSC program is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Apply by Feb. 16, 2018.
- Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change Travel Stipends for Small/Rural Public Libraries: Public libraries that serve small and/or rural communities are invited to apply for a travel stipend to attend a one-day dialogue and deliberation pre-conference workshop at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. Apply by March 9, 2018.
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