Foundation / Corporation
American Library Association (ALA)
05/20/21 11:59 PM Central Time
Grants of up to $50,000 to USA and territories public, academic, school, and tribal libraries to support library operations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to mitigate the negative financial effects of the pandemic, which has impacted the ability of libraries to serve their community, especially traditionally underserved populations. Grants are to help support library operations, including but not limited to staff time, collections, technology, equipment. Grants are to re-establish, sustain, amplify, or create new needed services, to underserved target audience(s).
The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund will provide grants to libraries/library systems/districts that have seen a substantial reduction in funding that impacts their ability to provide essential services to underserved populations in low to moderate income groups.
Grants are intended to help support library operations and services (in-person, virtual, mobile, outreach, etc.) Funds can be applied but are not exclusive to:
Underserved or underrepresented groups that could be target audiences:
GrantWatch ID#: 195590
The expectation is that 25-35 grants will be awarded.
Awards will be between $30,000 and $50,0000 in the amounts of $30,000, $35,000, $40,000, $45,000 or $50,000.
- Earliest Project Start Date: July 1, 2021
- Project End Date: December 31, 2021
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://libraryrelief.grantplatform.com/
For questions, please contact the American Library Association (ALA) Chapter Relations Office staff at email@example.com, or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 2429.
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