The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office offers programming grants, traveling exhibitions and other resources for libraries of all types. Below is a list of current opportunities. To receive announcements about upcoming grants, subscribe to the Programming Librarian e-newsletter or the Public Programs Office electronic discussion lists.
- American Creed Community Conversations: Public libraries may apply for programming grants to host community conversations centered around American Creed, a PBS documentary that invites audiences to consider what America’s ideals and identity ought to be. Read the project guidelines and apply online by Nov. 19. Up to 50 public libraries will be selected.
- American Dream Literacy Initiative: ALA and Dollar General Literacy Foundation invite public libraries to apply for grants to expand services for adult English language learners or adults in need of basic education and workforce development. Public libraries are eligible if they serve adult English language learners and are located within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store, distribution center or corporate office. Visit the project guidelines and apply online by Dec. 14. Up to 16 grants of $10,000 each will be awarded.
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