Apply for these Library Grants Before it’s Too Late!

#1 Harold Hacker Fund – Applications Due Monday, September 30th, 2019

It’s time for the annual grant opportunity created to honor Harold Hacker, founder of NY library systems, of the Pioneer Library System, the Monroe County Library System, and the Rochester Regional Library Council.

Harold believed in collaboration and innovation. The Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, offered through the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library (FFRPL) and the Rochester Regional Library Council, is looking for proposals that measure up to those ideals.

For the 2019-20 grant cycle, funding is available for projects that meet the stated funding areas:

  1. To further education and professional development for librarians and library staff throughout the five-county region served by Rochester Regional Library Council.
  2. To further innovative library projects and programs at RRLC member libraries and the Monroe County Library and Pioneer Library Systems and their member libraries.

All RRLC member libraries and library systems, all PLS libraries and all MCLS libraries are eligible. Click the link above to open the application page.


#2 Monroe One BOCES SLS MiniGrants – Applications Due Friday, October 4th, 2019

The Monroe One BOCES School Library System Council has approved funding to provide mini-grants to member school librarians*. Available funding for 2019-20 mini-grants is $20,000.  Each applicant may request up to $1,200 in grant funds for use in a collection development initiative, an innovative instructional or extracurricular project, or professional development.

Allowable mini-grant projects include:

·       Collection Development

·       Innovative Projects

·       Professional Development Programs

*All grant applicants must be certified NYS School Library Media Specialists

Click the link above to open the application page.

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