3rd Round of Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries
The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries in small and rural communities to apply for grant funding to help them address issues of concern in their communities.
Up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 each to tackle issues ranging from media literacy to COVID-19 safety to unemployment through three rounds of grants in 2020 and 2021. NOTE: Libraries that previously were awarded LTC: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grants are eligible to apply for additional funding to expand their previously awarded projects.
The third grant round is open from June 21 - September 16, 2021. Learn more and apply below.
- Project guidelines
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
- Apply online
- Register for the Pre-Application Webinar, July 21 at 1pm CT
- Sign up for a 20-minute grant consultation call with ALA project staff
- Learn about the libraries funded in Rounds 1 & 2
Applications are due Thursday, September 16.
Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is part of ALA’s longtime commitment to preparing library workers for the expanding role of libraries. The initiative is offered in partnership with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).