[PL-Directors] Upcoming Grants from ALA

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Fri May 22 07:41:15 PDT 2020

Hi all,

(Please pardon the duplicate postings)

I thought this might be of interest, more details are available here: https://programminglibrarian.org/articles/planning-ahead-3-upcoming-grants-ala. Note that some of the grants are available to both public and academic libraries.

ALA's Public Programs Office is working hard (from home!) to prepare a series of grant opportunities for summer and fall 2020 - so when libraries do open their doors, they can offer the programming their communities need.

Here's what we have in store.

1.      STAR Net STEAM Equity Project: Enhancing Learning Opportunities in Libraries of Rural Communities

Applications Open: Now; submit your Notice of Intent by July 20. Learn more<http://www.ala.org/tools/programming/steamequity>.
Eligibility: Public libraries serving rural and Latino communities

The STAR Net STEAM Equity Project<http://www.ala.org/tools/programming/steamequity> will help public library workers in rural communities offer outstanding, culturally responsive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming and exhibitions for their patrons, especially often-underreached Latino populations.

Twelve creative librarians/library workers will be chosen to lead their libraries' participation in a project at the intersection of transforming library services, gender equity and cultural inclusion (especially with Latino families), STEAM learning and positive youth development.

2.      Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change
Applications Open: July 1 - August 28, 2020. Learn more<http://www.ala.org/tools/programming/climatechange>.
Eligibility: Public and academic libraries.

Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change<http://www.ala.org/tools/programming/climatechange/guidelines> will help libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate crisis. The pilot program project will fund film screenings, community dialogues and related events based on local interest in 25 public and academic libraries in 2020-2021, and it will fund the creation of a suite of free programming resources about the climate crisis that will be available to all libraries.

3.      Connect & Grow: Hotspots & Financial Literacy Tools for Rural Libraries
Applications Open: TBD, expected summer or fall 2020. To receive updates about Connect & Grow, sign up for the Programming Librarian newsletter.
Eligibility: Public libraries serving rural communities.

In partnership with Capital One Bank, Connect & Grow: Hotspots & Financial Literacy Tools for Rural Libraries will provide 20 rural public libraries with resources to support financial literacy and internet access for two years.

Selected libraries will receive five Verizon Wi-Fi hotspots with two-year contracts and service for lending to patrons, a $2,000 stipend to support financial literacy programming, a curated book list of financial literacy titles featured in ALA's Financial Literacy LibGuide, a copy of ALA Publishing's "Rainy Day Ready: Programs and Tools for Developing Financial Literacy," and professional development and technical support.

This is a  brief summary of each grant, please visit the announcement page<https://programminglibrarian.org/articles/planning-ahead-3-upcoming-grants-ala> for more information.

Darci Hanning, MLIS
Public Library Consultant / CE Coordinator

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