grant opportunity: Reading is Grand

from the BCALA:
The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) is pleased to announce applications for 2015 Reading Is Grand! Celebrating Grand-Families @ Your Library are now available. The grant amount is $500. The deadline for grant submissions isFRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015.
Reading Is Grand! Celebrating Grand-Families @ Your Libraryis an intergenerational literacy program designed to reach out toAfrica American children and families through shared stories.
Reading is Grand! is a celebration of the important role African American grandparents and older adults play in the lives of children. It is through their infinite wisdom and experiences that children learn the unique cultural and familial values that help them grow into valuable contributors to the community
 
Sharing stories, both oral, written, and visual, are the building blocks of literacy. It is through this exchange that children learn about their world and how people relate to each other in it. Shared stories and culture inspire growth, encourage exploration, and boost self-esteem. The program builds literacy through read aloud activities, storytelling, arts and crafts, music, dance, and drama.The strength of the program is to establish a method for grandparents and older adults to build literacy and cultural heritage connections between themselves, grandchildren, and children.
 
The Reading Is Grand! Celebrating Grand-Families @ Your Library literacy grant is designed to provide financial support to libraries and community organizations who want to introduce the Reading Is Grand! literacy program into the library setting focusing on African American culture.
 
The following application attachments includes: 1) 2015 Reading Is Grand! Grant Information and 2) 2015 Reading Is Grant! Grant Application. The African American Grandparents & Grand-Families themed booklist will be sent upon request.
 
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Claudette S. McLinn, Chair
2015 Reading Is Grand! A Family Literacy Project of the BCALA

The Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grants for Teachers and Librarians

“Applications are now being accepted for the Annual Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grants for Teachers and Librarians. Two grants up to $1,000 each will be given. One grant will be given to a teacher and another to a librarian for proposals to develop new classroom or library programs that raise awareness of multicultural literature among young people; particularly but not exclusively through the works of Virginia Hamilton. The application deadline is Feb. 28 for that year’s award. Complete instructions and proposal guidelines are available on the Grant Application.”

http://www.kent.edu/virginiahamiltonconference/awards/upload/grant_application-new.pdf

ALA Diversity Research Grant

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2000 annual award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at ALA Annual Conference. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and is encouraged to award a total of three awards. Grant recipients will be expected to compile the results of their research into a paper and will be asked to present and publish the final product in conjunction with the American Library Association. Grant proposals may address any diversity topic that speaks to critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science. Grant applicants may also email diversity@ala.org to request a list of proposal topic suggestions. For submission guidelines and proposal evaluation criteria visit theALA website .

Deadline: 30 April

Virginia Hamilton Grant

Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff

Creative Outreach Grant

For Teachers and Librarians

The 7th Annual Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grants for Teachers and Librarians call for proposals is on its way.  Two grants up to $1,000 each will be given. One grant will be given to a teacher and another to a librarian for proposals to develop new classroom or library programs that raise awareness of multicultural literature among young people, particularly but not exclusively, through the works of Virginia Hamilton. The application deadline is February 28, 2012.  For complete instructions and proposal guidelines, see the application available on the conference Web site: http://virginiahamilton.slis.kent.edu/awards.html.

Please complete and submit the application form along with your proposal. Librarians and teachers should send their application form and proposal to Dr. Meghan Harper (sharper1@kent.edu), Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grant, School of Library and Information Science, P.O. Box 5190, 314 Library, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242.  Grant recipients will be announced at the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth on Friday, April 13, 2012, at the Kent State Student Center.

The 28th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth is scheduled for April 12 and 13, 2012, at the Kent State University Student Center. The conference provides a forum for discussion of multicultural themes and issues in literature for children and young adults. “Celebrating Diversity: Sharing Our Stories” is the theme for this year’s conference, which will feature the remarkable Alma Flor Ada, the talented Lisa Yee and the amazing illustrator E.B. Lewis.

South Arts Literary Grant

Deadline: May 17, 2010

South Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, is offering writer fee support grants for literary presentations. These grants support literary arts presenting organizations for engagements by guest writers (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry) from outside the presenter’s state. Colleges, universities and other school-based presenters are eligible to apply and grant funds can be used to support fees for multiple writers. Literary projects must include a public reading and an educational component.

Projects should take place between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. The maximum request is 50% of the writer’s fee, up to a total grant request of $2,500. Only nonprofit and governmental presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region are eligible to apply (includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee).

The guidelines, review criteria, and application instructions are available on their website.

ALA Diversity Research Grant

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity and the Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee seek proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program.  Applicants must be current ALA members and 2010 proposals must address one of three identified topics:

      • Upward mobility of Library Leaders from Underrepresented Populations
      • Information Services and Collections for Diverse Children and Young Adults
      • Libraries and the Meaning of Multiculturalism

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,000 award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and is encouraged to award one proposal from each of this year’s topics for a total of three awards.  Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2010 ALA Annual Conference and will be expected to compile the results of their research into a presentation for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The application deadline is April 30.  Only proposals demonstrating relevance to the 2010 research topics will be considered. A complete proposal must include the following: a cover letter, a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved, a concise abstract of the project and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits, budget plan and timeline.

For a complete list of the criteria on which proposals will be evaluated, please visit: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/diversity/divresearchgrants/diversityresearch.cfm
Persons submitting a proposal must be current ALA members. If you are not presently a member of ALA, but wish to submit a proposal, please visit http://www.ala.org/membership/ for information on becoming a member. Applicants must supply membership ID numbers with proposals.

Submissions should be sent by mail to the ALA Office for Diversity, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.  Electronic submissions are preferred and should be submitted in a Word document attachment. Email electronic submissions to diversity@ala.org.

GRANT: Create Healthy Communities

Libraries aren’t just about books!! We provide all kinds of information to the communities we serve. And sometimes, we get a little help!

More money for less weight!  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is offering Communities Creating Healthy Environments grants aimed at reducing childhood obesity by increasing access to healthy foods and safe places to play in communities of color.

Grant range:  $250,000.     Deadline:  February 25, 2010.

More info:  http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=20961