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Penguin Random House Grants for Small and Rural Libraries

Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) and Penguin Random House


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #199310

Grant Description

Grants of up to $1,000 and in-kind donations to USA rural and small libraries to improve library collections, resources, and programming. Funding is intended to support community-based projects or current collections. Eligible applicants are those that serve populations of 25,000 or fewer and are located 5 or more miles from the nearest town of 25,000 or more.

The program will award grants to libraries that demonstrate a true need. Monetary grants are not limited to literacy and may be used for everything from library programming and books to resources like hotspots that help community members access important information. Library seeking support for digital collections should request a monetary grant.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant opportunity is for small, rural libraries nationwide. The grant is available to libraries that meet both the IMLS definition for small libraries (a service population of 25,000 or fewer) and the definition for rural libraries (libraries located 5 or more miles from the nearest town of 25k or more).

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applications may be submitted beginning November 28, 2022.
- Deadline for applications is December 12, 2022.
- Notifications of funding decision will be sent to applicants by January 27, 2023.
- Funded projects must be completed by December 31, 2023.
- Project reports must be submitted by February 1, 2024.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request:
- One (1) monetary grant in support of a community-oriented project for up to $1,000. Or
- An in-kind grant donation of up to $1,000 in equivalent value to support a circulating collection in your library.

Contact Information:

Apply online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7CStwAZlcSUZrNv-qzJSR7_sfGOyfZDzItXZCgSDE8W9d6A/viewform

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries
PO Box 33731
Seattle, WA, 98133
(206) 453-3579
info@arsl.org

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