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Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

29th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program Call for Proposals The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression in amidst diverse cultures, celebrates the 29th year of its Mini-Grant program with a call for proposals. Press Release   Approximately 60 grants of up to $500 each will be awarded […]

Tiverton Public Library Wins Architecture Award

Friday, October 14th, 2016

The American Institute of Architects’ New England Chapter awarded Union Studio Architecture & Community Design with a 2016 Merit Award for their architectural design of the new Tiverton Public Library. The 24,000 square foot building opened in June 2015. The project was funded in part by the State of Rhode Island via the Office of […]

Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

Friday, October 7th, 2016

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2017 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, which recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature. Each winning library will receive a grant award of $4,000 to support initiatives that align with […]

Preservation Society of Newport County Receives Grant

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Through the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program, the Preservation Society of Newport County received grant award in the amount of  $99,422.00 to digitize and create encoded archival description finding aids for 20 of its highest priority collections. These collections document the role Newport, Rhode Island, has played in shaping national […]

Funds to Prepare Library Guides

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Carnegie-Whitney Grants The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library. Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as […]

Grants to Support Humanities Programs

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The RI Council for the Humanities (RICH) is offering grant information workshops. If you have ideas for a new public humanities project, then attend one of the free workshops to learn about upcoming major and mini grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations and individual researchers planning public programs in the humanities. RICH’ funding areas include public […]

Library funding to commemorate U.S. entry into World War I

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Library of America has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partial support of World War I and America, a major initiative involving public programs in all fifty states, a traveling exhibition, a multimedia website, and the publication of an unprecedented anthology of writings by Americans who experienced World […]

NN/LM New England Region Funding Opportunities

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region (NN/LM NER) announced the annual Request for Proposals (RFP). There are a lot of changes in the process to request funding and these are reflected in the new RFP’s. You can find the full announcement online. Additional RFPs are forthcoming, check the site. If you […]

IMLS Announces Grant Programs

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced the guidelines for its two largest discretionary library programs: National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). There are some new changes for the FY 2017 discretionary grants: Both the National Leadership Grants and Laura Bush 21st Century […]

Grants for RI Libraries in Historic Buildings

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Libraries in historic buildings may be eligible for a State Preservation Grant from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. The Commission is accepting applications for the 2016 round of grants. A Letter of Intent (strongly encouraged) is due on July 1, 2016, and Applications are due on Friday, August 19, 2016. You can […]

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