KINDER MORGAN FOUNDATION
DEADLINE: JANUARY 10, MARCH 10
Kinder Morgan Foundation provides grants in the range of $1,000–$5,000 to nonprofits, public schools, and private schools. The program must benefit youth in grades K–12 with an emphasis on academic or art education programs. Grant money may also be used for capital projects for public libraries only. For more information see http://bit.ly/2QdTp8e.
The Reiman Foundation accepts applications for grants with a focus on healthcare, education, the arts, and children. This application has no specific form and allows the applicant to provide the information they believe is most important to showcasing the intended project and the benefit it will provide. For more information see http://bit.ly/2REe6qF
ARTS IN EDUCATION COLLABORATION (NDCA)
DEADLINE: APRIL 1
Applications open January 1 for the North Dakota Council on the Arts grants. Grant applications should focus on establishing ongoing partnerships and collaborations between schools, communities, and other art resources or artists. Grant funds may be used for artist fees, administrative fees, and materials and supplies required for lessons and project implementation. However, the funds may not be used for field-trip-like activities, permanent equipment, or salaries. Matching funds are required.
See the NDCA website for more information: http://bit.ly/2QhpImQ
ACCELERATING PROMISING PRACTICES FOR SMALL LIBRARIES (IMLS)
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is offering funding opportunities to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries with awards that range from $10,000 to $50,000. There are three categories of grants: Transforming School Library Practice, Community Memory, and Digital Inclusion. There are two informational webinars for more information on December 18 and January 9. Please see the IMLS press release for more information: http://bit.ly/2Rxscd4.
The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has designed a grant application for small and rural libraries. State Librarian Mary Soucie had the opportunity to participate in the conversation around creating this grant package. She encourages our North Dakota Libraries to consider submitting a grant. We know there is a strong need for support amongst these libraries and we want to thank IMLS for recognizing the need. A strong showing of applications will confirm that this grant opportunity is meeting a need. Please contact your Library Development Specialist, Assistant State Librarian Cindy Clairmont-Schmidt or State Librarian Mary Soucie for assistance with or to read the grant application.
MY FIRST AASL NATIONAL CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANT
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering 30 grants for travel to its 2019 National Conference & Exhibition, which will be held November 14-16 in Louisville, Kentucky. The $750 grants for first-time attendees of the conference are sponsored by Bound To Stay Bound Books. Those interested in applying can access the application at www.ala.org/aasl/btsb_grants.