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The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, is accepting applications from public libraries to establish family place community centers for early childhood information, parent education, socialization, emergent literacy, and family support. Successful...

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills: an initiative of ALA & PLA, is looking for libraries to apply for funding in Pennsylvania! Twenty-five grants will be awarded!  Consider applying! Who should apply: Public libraries that have existing digital skills programs and are interested...

EXTON: The Chester County Library has been selected as one of 16 public libraries nationwide to receive a $10,000 American Dream Literacy Initiative grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Chester County Library was selected...

The Keystone grant program provides funds to sponsoring municipalities for up to 50 percent of eligible project costs to plan, acquire, construct or rehabilitate public libraries as outlined in the program’s general guidelines.  Examples of fundable projects include, but are...

Last Keystone Webinar for this grant cycle to be offered An additional Keystone webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 5, due to the weather cancellation of a previously scheduled webinar. If your library is considering applying for a Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities in...

American Honda Foundation Check out the guidelines for STEM grants.  The grant range is $20,000 to $75,000.  Applications are accepted 3 times a year.  Next deadline is in February 2019. Saxena Visit the Saxena website to learn about STEM grants in the range of $5,000 to $50,000. ...

Guidelines and sample narratives and budgets available October 10, 2018  Draft deadline (optional) November 15, 2018 Application deadline Dialogues on the Experience of War The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that...

Grantseeking for Libraries Funding sources for libraries is an important discussion for library staff, board members, and even the community at large. Finding and increasing funding from private sources allows libraries to better meet the needs of their communities....

August 1 is the next deadline for grants offered by the American Honda Foundation. The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000. The Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the...

Street Outreach Program The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the US Department of Health and Human Services  announces the availability of funds under the Street Outreach Program (SOP). SOPs work to increase young people’s personal safety, social and emotional...