Pre-Application Webinar for Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries Round 2

1 Hour

Join us for this free webinar to learn about the application process for Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an ALA initiative that will award grants to up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities in 2020 and 2021.

LTC: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is open to libraries in the U.S. and U.S. territories that serve small or rural communities. The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) defines small communities as those with a legal service area population of 25,000 or less and rural communities as those more than, or equal to, five miles from an urbanized area.


Selected libraries will develop facilitation skills through online training, talk with community members (virtually or in-person) about local needs, and undertake a project that benefits their community. Grant funds may cover a range of expenses, from hotspot purchases to personal protective equipment to staff time to undertake community engagement work.

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 write a competitive narrative
  • Learn how to submit your application via Foundant
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions of ALA Public Programs Office staff

Mary Davis Fournier, Director, Libraries Transforming Communities, Deputy Director, ALA Public Programs Office

Samantha Oakley, Program Manager, ALA Public Programs Office