The Summer Learning Strategies Grant provides libraries awards up to $30,000 to plan for and expand their summer learning and enrichment programing. This funding opportunity aims to address learning loss among students related to the impact of reduced instructional time due to COVID-19. Submit applications September 1 – 30, 2022.
The Summer Support Grant offers libraries $1,000 – $2,000 to expand summer learning and enrichment programs for Idaho’s K-12 youth. Libraries may use the grant to increase the number, type, and quality of summer learning programs offered, purchase learning supplies, acquire summer reading materials, and bring in guest presenters. This funding opportunity aims to address learning loss among students related to the impact of reduced instructional time due to Covid-19. Submit applications October 3 – November 7, 2022.
The Summer School Library Grant provides publicly-funded school libraries up to $7,000 to open during the summer months and provide programming for K-12 youth. This funding opportunity aims to address learning loss among students related to the impact of reduced instructional time due to Covid-19. Submit applications October 3 – November 8, 2022.
Out-of-School Planning Grants up to $20,000 enable libraries to plan for and increase out-of-school learning time for K-12 youth. This funding opportunity aims to address learning loss among students related to the impact of reduced instructional time due to COVID-19. Submit applications September 1-30, 2022.
Out-of-School Programming Grants of $1,000 to $3,000 enable libraries to increase out-of-school learning programs for Idaho’s K-12 youth. Grant funds may be used to deliver a variety of high-quality, research-based learning opportunities. This funding opportunity aims to address learning loss among students related to the impact of reduced instructional time due to COVID-19. Submit applications October 3-November 7, 2022.
ICfL plans to use American Rescue Plan Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to establish the Libraries Keep Students Learning and Adults Earning/ARPA Grants to support digital inclusion, public health, and other library services to meet the needs of Idaho communities.
The Best Practices grant provides $500 to public libraries for the purpose of implementing library best practices in their own organization. Best practices include such policies and procedures as Collection Development and Management, Facilities, Governance and Board Supervision, Human Resources, Marketing and Advocacy, Services and Programming, and Technology.
Thanks to the generosity of the Idaho Lottery Commission and those who play the lottery, Idaho’s elementary school libraries have the opportunity to apply for awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to buy library books. Submit applications August 24 – September 30, 2022.
The Connecting Communities Digital Inclusion Program provides Chromebooks and accessories to public libraries throughout Idaho for the purpose of expanding digital inclusion, equity, and literacy efforts. Submit applications July 25 – August 15, 2022.
The Commission for Libraries makes available a number of Continuing Education Grant opportunities to assist Idaho library staff to build their capacity to better serve their communities. Submit applications anytime.
E-rate and EOR provide funding that, when combined together, can fully cover the cost of a public library’s internet service costs.
This competitive grant will fund facilities improvements and capital projects that expand or enhance a library’s facilities and ability to serve their community. This includes construction costs. Projects must jointly enable work, education, and health monitoring.
The ICfL has funding to support library-led, community-based efforts to help get preschoolers ready for kindergarten. Submit applications by August 31, 2022.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) offers mini-grants to elementary schools to help increase students’ access to books.
Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is again offering a summer internship grant opportunity for Idaho public libraries. Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $1,500, and must be used to support the intern’s wages and payroll expenses. Additionally, the library, the intern, and the intern’s mentor will collaborate and expose the intern to working in a library for several weeks in the summer.
Supporting STEM outreach activities during the summer. Grant applications open in Spring.
Grants will be used to support pilot projects, including construction costs, that establish telehealth services in public libraries. This grant is made possible through a generous contribution from the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health.
A $1,000 grant to support libraries in building their capacity to serve those who are unable to read standard-print books due to a visual impairment, blindness, or other perceptual or physical disability. Submit applications January 15 – February 1, 2023.
The Welcoming Libraries Grant for $1,000 supports activities which address ways for public and school libraries to better serve and include all children through their collections, programs and spaces. Submit applications Nov 1 – Nov 30, 2022.
Questions? Contact Us:
If you have questions about grants offered by the Idaho Commission for Libraries please contact Talela Florko, Grants/Contracts Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org, (208) 639-4164.