Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Grant

Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, Schools,
and Associations to Promote the Use of Federal Library Digital Resources

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Library of Congress

Deadline Date:

05/28/21 12:00 PM (Noon) ET

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Cooperative agreements to USA and territories nonprofit, for-profit, and educational organizations, agencies, IHEs, libraries, cultural institutions, associations, groups, and tribal entities to promote the use of US federal library digital resources. Required registrations must be completed prior to applying. The purpose of this notice is to identify grantee organizations that will design and implement educational projects in which the Library of Congress’s digitized primary sources and other online materials are central to teaching and learning.

The Teaching with Primary Sources program has been the Library of Congress’s premier educational outreach program. The goals of the program have included providing instructional materials, tools, education, and professional development that enhance teachers’ ability to integrate digitized primary sources from the Library of Congress into instruction that builds student literacy, critical thinking skills, content knowledge, and ability to conduct original research.

With this notice, the Library seeks to solicit project proposals that expand the body of innovative strategies, tools, and materials for meaningful teaching and learning with Library of Congress materials. Funded projects may focus on diverse content areas and populations such as STEM, literacy, social studies, the disabled, English Language learners, teacher education, public health, journalism, and many others.

Applicants must submit project proposals that address demonstrated educational needs of specific recipient populations with solutions that standard practice, documented experience, or research suggest would be effective.

Fundable projects must use the Library’s collections for one or more of the following approaches:

  • Deliver educational programming to various categories of learners
  • Create and distribute educational materials or tools for teaching specific content
  • Convene meetings of like organizations to devise strategies for furthering common learning and teaching goals with Library of Congress materials
  • Conduct research with significant practitioner involvement that investigates the impact of incorporating Library of Congress into educational initiatives.

Specifically, the Library of Congress seeks to award grants to support the creative and wide-ranging educational use of Library online resources that serves subpopulations of Americans based on their unique professions, ethnicities, geographic locations, abilities, interests, affiliations, and other attributes.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195894

Number of Grants:

Up to 100 Cooperative Agreements

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding ranging from $35,000 to $100,000. Actual awards may be less than $35,000 or exceed $100,000.

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance and Expected Start Date: 10/1/2021 to 9/30/2022 - 12-month projects.

The Library may make additional funds available to grantees for a maximum additional two years at the government’s sole discretion.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include: public or private organizations, both not-for profit and forprofit organizations and including institutions of higher education, colleges, universities, professional associations, library systems, cultural institutions, other educational organizations such as K-12 schools, after-school programs, literacy organizations, centers, clubs, associations of home-schooling parents, honor societies, and other professional, civic, regional, state, and community groups, and collaborative partnerships (such as an organization with content expertise paired with a state or regional educational entity); states; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

An applicant may be disqualified if the applicant or any principal or employee has been subject to any legal proceeding involving fraud, criminal activity or has been subject to any Federal or state citation for a criminal activity. If so, an explanation must be provided.

This NOFO is limited to organizations/institutions registered in the United States. This program does not provide funding to foreign entities or for projects conducted outside the United States.

For funding restrictions, see https://www.loc.gov/static/programs/teachers/about-this-program/teaching-with-primary-sources-partner-program/documents/TPS%20-%20NOFO%20-%202021%20-%20042321%20tps%20website.pdf#page=11.

Pre-Application Information:

Due date for applications: No later than 12:00 PM (Noon Eastern Time) on May 28, 2021

All questions relating to this NOFO must be submitted via email to Phoebe Coleman no later than 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) on May 21, 2021.

All applicants are required to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet and then register in SAM.gov prior to submitting an application for this NOFO

The Library will accept only one proposal from the same organizational department. Applicants may be included in multiple proposals as members of collaborative partnerships or within a single organization.

FAQs: https://www.loc.gov/programs/teachers/about-this-program/teaching-with-primary-sources-partner-program/tps-faqs/#faq1

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

All proposals must be submitted electronically via email to Phoebe Coleman at tpsgrant@loc.gov.

Agency Point of Contact
Phoebe Coleman
Grants Officer – Contracts and Grants Directorate
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington DC, 20540
Email: tps-grant@loc.gov
Phone Number: (202) 707-3309

Program Technical Contact:
Vivian Awumey
TPS Program Manager
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington DC, 20540
Email: vawu@loc.gov

Funding or Pin Number:

030ADV21R0179

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA State Agencies to Develop Volunteer Programs in Local Communities

Deadline 06/23/21

Grants to USA state agencies to develop and support volunteer programs in local communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs that support, manage, and engage volunteers. Priori

GrantWatch ID#: 123648

Grants to USA Agencies, Nonprofits, Educational Institutions, and Tribes to Reduce Violent C...

Deadline 06/22/21

Grants to USA government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, and tribal governments for activities to reduce violent crime in local neighborhoods. Interested applicants are advised that required registra

GrantWatch ID#: 123715

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits and Agencies for Neighborhood Improvements in Eligible Locations

Deadline 09/17/21 Conference Date: 08/05/21

Grants of up to $50,000 to Oregon nonprofit organizations and government agencies for activities to improve neighborhoods in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support programs and projects that enhance the appearance and environmental quality of communities, pr

GrantWatch ID#: 123969

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits and Agencies for Historic and Cultural Preservation Projects

Deadline 07/30/21 LOI Date: 06/22/21

Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations and government agencies for historic preservation projects. Applicants must submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support a wide range of planning, survey, research, and ed

GrantWatch ID#: 124187

Awards and In-Kind Benefits to Ohio and Michigan Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Recogni...

Deadline 07/09/21

Awards of $6,000 and in-kind benefits to Ohio and Michigan nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to recognize excellence. Awards are available to recognize both overall organizational excellence and project, program, or initiative excellence. In addition to the

GrantWatch ID#: 124952

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Public Programs that Promote the Humanities in Local Commu...

Deadline 01/15/22 LOI Date: 11/15/21

Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the humanities in local communities. Certain applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. All applicants are advised to contac

GrantWatch ID#: 125447

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits for Community Benefit Programs Primarily to Support Youth

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for community benefit initiatives. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Priority is given to addressing the needs of low-income youth, children, and their families. The funding source s

GrantWatch ID#: 125830

Grants to Researchers Affiliated with USA Qualified Institutions to Improve Clinical Researc...

Deadline 08/27/21 LOI Date: 07/09/21

Grants of up to $50,000 to researchers affiliated with USA qualified institutions to advance research in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to increase the institution's

GrantWatch ID#: 125838

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864