[Libs-Or] ALA COVID Library Relief Fund Application Deadline May 20

WEIBLE Arlene * SLO Arlene.WEIBLE at slo.oregon.gov
Thu May 13 08:41:09 PDT 2021

The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund <http://www.ala.org/aboutala/ala-covid-library-relief-fund>  deadline for applicant submissions is Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Public, school, academic, and tribal libraries across the United States and US Territories that are experiencing substantial economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted their ability to serve their community, especially traditionally underserved populations are encouraged to apply.

The Fund has 1.25 million dollars and will provide grants between $30,000 and $50,0000 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 will be announced on June 23, 2021.

The grant funds are to support libraries through December 31, 2021. Grants are to help support library operations, including but not limited to staff time, collections, technology, equipment. Grants are to re-stablish, sustain, amplify, or create new needed services, to underserved target audience(s).

Library systems (municipal, county, district) and library school districts can submit only one application per system or district, but the application can request support for one or more library and /or one or more target audience across your system or district.

The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund is generously supported by Acton Family Giving as part of its pandemic responsive grant making. Initial seed funding was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of its efforts to bolster educational and cultural organizations devastated by the economic fallout out from COVID-19.
The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund Information Session | Watch the recording<https://ala-events.zoom.us/rec/share/sw3g5AgQyXqCSV94jDdhdn4itK2_BzLT8U20Q_Q6qd-bHlmt925TR2Ozn34NXs-Z.M6lex_UJDeyhxHre?startTime=1619117820000>
Questions? please contact cro at ala.org<mailto:cro at ala.org>

Michael Dowling
International and Chapter Relations Offices
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601
p +1 800-545-2433 ext 3200

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