How to Apply: American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries

1 Hour

Learn how your library can receive $10,000 for pandemic relief through the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries.

ALA invites libraries to apply for funding through its American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries opportunity, a grantmaking program to deliver relief to libraries recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.


With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, ALA will distribute $2 million to help anchor libraries as strong humanities institutions as they emerge and rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic. The purpose of this emergency relief program is to assist libraries that have been adversely affected by the pandemic and require support to restore and sustain their core activities. 

Up to 200 U.S. libraries of all types (e.g., public, tribal, K-12, academic, special, prison) and representing a broad range of communities will receive $10,000 through a competitive, peer-reviewed application process.

ALA will accept applications from October 5 to December 2, 2021. 

In this one-hour webinar, attendees will:

  • Get an intensive look at the application
  • Learn about the guidelines, requirements and eligibility for the grant
  • Learn how to submit your application via the ALA Apply grants management platform
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions of ALA Public Programs Office staff