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The Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant  will provide up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between Sept. 1, 2020 and Aug. 31, 2021.  You do not need to be an ALA member to apply.  The deadline is February 15, 2020.  Learn...

Sharing from the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission:  We are pleased to announce the Census 2020 Outreach Grant Program. The program is being administered by Department of Community and Economic Development. Our main goal is for grassroots outreach supporting...

RIPL Regional Travel Stipend Opportunity for Rural and Small Public Libraries Five travel stipends for the South Carolina RIPL Regional, March 31-April 1, 2020, are available to staff working in rural and small public libraries in the United States. These stipends are...

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, I am very pleased to announce that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Keystone Grants for Public Libraries program. The Keystone grant program provides funds to sponsoring municipalities...

Preservation Assistance Grants are available to help small and mid-sized institutions, such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities, improve their ability to preserve...

The American Library Association, with the support of Google.org, is launching an initiative to identify and scale successful entrepreneurship programs in public libraries across the US and create learning resources for any library to support entrepreneurs in its community. Awards...

ALA is offering free facilitation skills training for small and rural library workers. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2020.  Learn more. ...

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood offers seed money to implement proposals that will improve the lives of young children and which could have a potential national application. The deadline is January 31, 2020. ...

Nonprofit organizations, schools and academic institutions are eligible to apply for Environmental Education Grants. The deadline is December 31, 2019.   ...

Glenn R. Miller

Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Building on the highly successful launch of his PAsmart initiative last year, Governor Tom Wolf announced this week...