grant opportunities

History Uncovered: History Research Competition for Secondary Students

Deadline: March 30, 2009

The goal of ABC-CLIO's History Uncovered program is to seek out teams of secondary school students, their social studies teachers, and school library media specialists to participate in a meaningful competitive endeavor, one that emphasizes research skills in addition to historical and critical thinking.

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Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award

Deadline: June 15, 2009

The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award recognizes and encourages the critical collaboration between the teacher and media specialist to promote learning and increase student achievement. For more information visit:

Diversity Research Grant

Deadline April 30, 2009

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program. Applicants must be current ALA members, and 2009 proposals must address one of three identified topics:

  • Meeting Diversity Goals in the Context of Economic Challenges
  • Librarianship in Multicultural/Multigenerational Community Building
  • Libraries' Multicultural Involvement in Social Networking

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Books for Babies Grant

Deadline: April 1 and October 1, 2009

Twenty grants for $500 each to match $1,000 raised by selected Friends of the Libraries, women’s groups, libraries and other non-profit organizations will be awarded for purchasing Books for Babies early literacy development kits. Kits containing a baby board book, first library card and early literacy information, which are presented to parents of newborns to acquaint them with the important role they play in the development of their children. For more information visit:

Build-A-Bear Workshop Giving Programs

Deadline: May 30, August 30, November 30, 2009

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation supports charities in the United States and Canada through grant programs including Literacy and Education Grants which provide support for children in literacy and education programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education programs, and literacy programs for children with special needs. For more information visit the Build-A-Bear Workshop website.

Libri Foundation Grants for Children's Books

Deadlines: Annually, January 15th, April 15th, and August 15th.

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program. The Foundation awards grants three times a year. For more information, visit

Enhancement grants for Indian tribes and Alaska villages

Deadline: May 1, 2009

Open to Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations, the Native American: Library Services Enhancement Grants support projects to enhance existing library services or implement new library services, particularly as they relate to the goals of the Library Services and Technology Act. For more information, visit

Captain Planet Foundation Grants

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31

Want to teach youth about the environment? Start a library garden project, recycling program, or other hands-on environmental education programming. The Captain Planet Foundation awards grants in the amount of $250 - $2,500. The Foundation's objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. For more information, visit

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