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The SBA is investing in the success of makerspaces through the new MaTCH (Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring)  and will award up to $1 million in total prizes to fund selected winning makerspace proposals based on the following tiered approach: Seed: up to $25,000...

June 5, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced $22 million in 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants have been awarded to a variety of educational institutions, faith-based partners and community partners. The grants...

The State Farm Neighborhood Assist® program awards $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood projects involved in Education, Safety, and Community Development. They are accepting 2,000 submissions starting June 5th. Learn more. ...

Great Stories Club Grants on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Learn  about the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens...

The NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program is offering planning and implementation grants.  These HCRR grants support the development and implementation of projects that ensure your collections are easily accessible to researchers. Funding may support...

Fall 2019 Library Reimbursement Program Announcement Smart About Money and the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) is happy to announce that applications are now open for the Fall 2019 Library Reimbursement Program. Twice a year, Smart About Money and NEFE® provide...

Corning Incorporated Foundation Grants DiscoverE Collaboration Grants Ford Motor Company Fund’s Community Grants Program Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Grants Saxena Family Foundation STEM Grants SparkFun Sony USA Foundation Inc. Toyota USA     ...

WASHINGTON – Today the American Library Association (ALA) and Public Library Association (PLA) announced the names of 20 libraries* in Pennsylvania selected to receive funding from Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Grow with Google....

Teen Reading Lounge

2019-21 TRL Application Announcement Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) invites public libraries to apply to be part of a special two-year Teen Reading Lounge project with the goals of increasing participation of youth ages 12 -18 in quality humanities experiences and increasing...

PALS

  Due to overwhelming response, the June 2-5 Leadership Academy now has a waiting list. However, there is still time to apply for the Directors’ Institute — financial support may be available for attendees with smaller library budgets.  Applications are being accepted...