[GrantsTX] FW: New ALA Toolkit for Rural Libraries & 5 Grant Deadlines
cmanz at tsl.state.tx.us
Mon Feb 27 12:52:31 CST 2012
Go to the ALA website for a free copy (eight print pages) of their new
Toolkit: The Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your
Rural Library. ALA members may order up to 20 free copies, or request
more than 20 copies for $.50/toolkit plus a $7 flat fee for shipping.
Deadline: March 9, 2012
Agency: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region
Program: Disaster Preparedness Award
Award: One project up to $10,000
Eligible: Public library members of NN/LM, SCR in Texas, Arkansas,
Louisiana, New Mexico, or Oklahoma.
Membership is free and open to libraries interested in providing health
information, including public libraries. To apply for membership:
To assist public libraries in preparing for disasters so that they can
assist their communities with health information and other recovery
needs after an emergency. Partnerships with health science libraries,
other libraries, community or faith organizations, public health
organizations or other community agencies are encouraged. Questions?
Contact Karen Vargas at Tel: 800-338-7657or via e-mail at
karen.vargas at exch.library.tmc.edu
Deadline: March 23, 2012
Agency: Motorola Mobility and the Motorola Mobility Foundation
Program: Empowerment Grants in one of four areas:
* Health and Wellness
* Arts and Culture
Award: Up to $25,000
Eligible: 501(c)(3) non-profits or NCES school or school district
serving communities in Texas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois,
Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania, or be an online or national
The Empowerment Grants support the development of digital, social, and
mobile technology applications that will make a positive change in
non-profit organizations, communities and schools by broadening a
stakeholder group, enhancing the skills of constituents and encouraging
the development of new innovations. Applicants must actively
collaborate with at least one other non-profit, social enterprise, or
Note: 2011 list of recipients and video submissions are accessible on
the website. Application will be online after March 1, 2012 at:
Extended Deadline: March 31, 2012 (Received online by 11:59 p.m.
<http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Eastern/d/-5/java> Original deadline:
March 15, 2012)
Agency: Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
Program: Mini-Grants for a wide range of creative projects
Eligible: Public libraries and public schools
Funding for innovative projects that "that foster creative expression,
working together and interaction with a diverse community." It appears
that the grant would cover a program for the following school year.
Previously funded projects include: Ongoing pen-pal projects bringing
disparate communities together; Multi-cultural portrait projects; Art
projects culminating in art shows, murals, or quilts; Bookmaking;
Creation and performance of puppet shows; and Inter-generational
NOTE: Website includes a 14 minute webinar by the Foundation Executive
Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: April 6, 2012 (Postmarked by April 6,
Agency: Jim Henson Foundation
Program: Puppet Theater
* Project Grants: $5,000 for development and production of new
works ready to be presented in the coming year.
* Seed Grants: $2,000 for development and workshopping of pieces
in earlier stages of creation.
* Family Show Grants: $3,000 for new and innovative work
specifically for children, families, and teenagers.
Eligible: 501(c)(3) nonprofits. If your organization does not have
non-profit status you must apply using a nonprofit fiscal sponsor.
The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants for the creation and development
of innovative puppet theater works. Based on the letters of intent
applicants may be invited to submit a full proposal to be postmarked by
September 7, 2012.
Deadline: April 30, 2012 (Online application period opens March 1, 2012)
Program: Target Local Store Grants in two areas:
* Early Childhood Reading
* Arts, Culture + Design in Schools
Award: $2,000 in both categories
Eligible: 501(c)(3) nonprofit, a school, a library, or a public agency
in communities where the company's stores are located.
Early Childhood Reading Grants support programs that foster a love of
reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to
read together with their families.
NOTE: Website includes a list of last year's recipients searchable by
state and city - Buna Public Library is listed :)
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