Direct Grants to Libraries


The Direct Grants to Libraries program provides funds to eligible libraries of all types to institute new projects and services for their patron base. Award values typically range from $5,000 to $50,000. Applicants may choose from suggested grant themes created by MBLC consultants, or create their own grant idea.  

Eligibility Requirements

Learn the requirements for libraries to become eligible to apply.


Explore a timeline of the grant application process from the first deadline to the start of the award.

Current Grant Opportunities

The MBLC crafts grant opportunities to align with the agency's LSTA long-range plan. Learn about the offerings for the current grant application cycle.

Application Materials

Find all the forms needed to apply for a grant.

Application Assistance

Discover the various ways in which the MBLC's consultants are ready to help your library navigate the application process and write a successful grant.

Manage Your Grant

Find our online grant management guide, reporting forms and instructions - everything needed once a grant is awarded.

For More Information

Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development
617-725-1860 x237
857-488-6590 (Mobile)

Amy Clayton, Administrative Coordinator
617-725-1860 x228
857-488-6408 (Mobile)