Current Grant Opportunities (FY2020)

These suggested grant topics align with the MBLC's LSTA long-range plan and are intended to provide a helpful framework while designing a grant project tailored specifically for your community.  Under the "Innovative" umbrella, we welcome the submission of grants which do not fit any of the available categories.

 

Access for All
Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235
Access for All
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Improve accessibility of library services
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Amount: $7500 - $15,000
Consultant: Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235

 

Anytime STEM Learning
Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235
Anytime STEM Learning
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Promote hands-on STEM learning to youth
Library Types: Public and School libraries
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $7,500
Consultant: Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235

 

Citizenship Corners and Expanded English Language Services
Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235
Citizenship Corners and Expanded English Language Services
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Provide citizenship and ESOL services
Library Types: Public libraries
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Amount: $7500 - $15,000
Consultant: Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235

 

Civic Hub
Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235
Civic Hub
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Promote civic literacy
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $7,500
Consultant: Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235

 

Conserving and Digitizing Library and Archival Materials
Evan Knight - 1-800-952-7403 x236
Conserving and Digitizing Library and Archival Materials
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Conservation of library and archival materials with significant long-term research value
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $30,000
Consultant: Evan Knight - 1-800-952-7403 x236

 

Financial Literacy
Lyndsay Forbes - 1-800-952-7403 x252
Financial Literacy
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Strengthen the library's role as a resource for financial literacy
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $7,500
Consultant: Lyndsay Forbes - 1-800-952-7403 x252

 

First Contact
Maura Deedy - 1-800-952-7403 x250
First Contact
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Promote primary source use in the classroom
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Amount: $7,500
Consultant: Maura Deedy - 1-800-952-7403 x250

 

Go Local
Kate Butler - 1-800-952-7403 x253
Go Local
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Surface hidden local history or add to the historical record.
Library Types: Public libraries
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Amount: $7500 - $15,000
Consultant: Kate Butler - 1-800-952-7403 x253

 

Health and Wellness
Lyndsay Forbes - 1-800-952-7403 x252
Health and Wellness
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Increase health literacy
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $7,500
Consultant: Lyndsay Forbes - 1-800-952-7403 x252

 

IdeaLab
Lyndsay Forbes - 1-800-952-7403 x252
IdeaLab
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Establish a makerspace
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $15,000
Consultant: Lyndsay Forbes - 1-800-952-7403 x252

 

Innovative ("Open")
Call or email any consultant to discuss - 1-800-952-7403
Innovative ("Open")
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Develop a project that does not fit current offerings
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Amount: $15,000
Consultant: Call or email any consultant to discuss - 1-800-952-7403

 

Manuscripts Arrangement and Description
Evan Knight - 1-800-952-7403 x236
Manuscripts Arrangement and Description
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Organize and increase findability of archival collections
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $10,000
Consultant: Evan Knight - 1-800-952-7403 x236

 

Mind in the Making
Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235
Mind in the Making
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Establish or improve play spaces for young children
Library Types: Public libraries
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $10,000
Consultant: Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235

 

Pathways to Success
Lyndsay Forbes - 1-800-952-7403 x252
Pathways to Success
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Provide job and career assistance
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $7,500
Consultant: Lyndsay Forbes - 1-800-952-7403 x252

 

Preservation Assessment
Evan Knight - 1-800-952-7403 x236
Preservation Assessment
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Assess and create a long-range plan for local history materials
Library Types: All
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $4,200
Consultant: Evan Knight - 1-800-952-7403 x236

 

Serving 'Tweens and Teens
Lyndsay Forbes - 1-800-952-7403 x252
Serving 'Tweens and Teens
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Establish or improve services to young adults
Library Types: Public libraries
Duration: 2 years
Amount: $15,000
Consultant: Lyndsay Forbes - 1-800-952-7403 x252

 

Strength in Families
Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235
Strength in Families
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Develop a systematic approach to family engagement
Library Types: Public libraries
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Amount: $10,000
Consultant: Shelley Quezada - 1-800-952-7403 x235

 

Town-wide Preservation Assessment
Evan Knight - 1-800-952-7403 x236
Town-wide Preservation Assessment
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Assess local history materials throughout a community
Library Types: Public libraries
Duration: 1 year
Amount: $30,000
Consultant: Evan Knight - 1-800-952-7403 x236

 

For More Information

Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development
617-725-1860 x237
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x237
robert.favini@state.ma.us

Amy Clayton, Administrative Coordinator
617-725-1860 x228
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x228
amy.clayton@state.ma.us