Apply for a Grant

MBLC offers grants annually. Grants awarded in the current application cycle will begin in October 2018.

Letters of intent for this round were due on December 7, 2017.  If you did not submit a letter of intent, you are not eligible to apply this cycle.  To get ready to apply for next year's grant round (which should be announced in November 2018), see Preparing to Apply

Grant Round Information (FY2019)

Application Deadlines

Materials may always be submitted in advance of the deadline. Each step is required to continue in the application process and must be submitted no later than the listed date. 

  • October 1, 2017: File a current long range (strategic) plan with the MBLC
  • December 1, 2017: File an FY 2019 action plan with the MBLC
  • December 7, 2017: Submit a Letter of Intent (MS Word / PDF) 
  • February 22, 2018: Submit a draft application (MS Word / PDF) to your assigned consultant.  Drafts will be returned with comments by March 27.
  • April 10, 2018: Final applications due

LSTA Grant Writing Workshops (FY2019)

We strongly encourage all prospective applicants to attend one of our in-person grant writing workshops. The in-person format allows for a natural flow of questions and the chance to meet MBLC Consultants face-to-face early on in the process. 

Current Grant Opportunities

Available grant opportunities reflect the priorities outlined in the MBLC's LSTA long range plan. Each fact sheet describes the goals of the grant and the maximum amount available to an applicant.  The Innovative grant is also available for project ideas not fitting into other categories.  

For More Information

Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development
617-725-1860 x237
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x237

Amy Clayton, Administrative Coordinator
617-725-1860 x228
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x228