Grants for Libraries

dollar signThese grant opportunities were also featured in the January issue of the Flickertale newsletter.



Books Build A Brighter Tomorrow Award

Deadline: January 31, 2015

Awards of $1,000 are available to public schools that serve economically disadvantaged students in order to enrich book collections with diverse children’s literature and offer titles that give kids a chance to discover themselves and their life experiences in stories.

Rural Trust’s Global Teacher Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 30

These awards support teachers’ participation in self-designed summer learning experiences and a two-day place-based learning institute in the fall. K–12 teachers and media specialists with 4 years teaching experience who are working full-time and teaching at least 60% time in a public rural community classroom may apply for the fellowship.

AASL Innovative Reading Grant

Deadline: February 1

AASL members may apply for the AASL Innovative Reading Grant, which supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.

NEA Student Achievement Grants

Deadline: February 1

Teachers may apply for grant funds to be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, or technology. The majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students. The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter.

IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries

Deadline: February 2

The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries encourage libraries and archives to test and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Successful proposals will address problems, challenges, or needs of broad relevance to libraries and/or archives. The Sparks! program funds projects that have broad potential impact and signification innovation.

Snapdragon Book Foundation

Deadline: April 15

The Snapdragon Book Foundation provides funds to improve school libraries for disadvantaged children. Grants will be awarded to public, private, and experimental schools.



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