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Holston River Regional Library: New Grant Opportunities

Libguide for the Libraries in the Holston River Region.

TOP Grant

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is pleased to partner with the Department of Economic and Community Development to provide a grant opportunity to public libraries in Tennessee for public computer training labs and classes for up to 12 months.

The Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) Grant is available for public libraries to create or update training labs for the express purpose of providing free public training on computer skills.  Grant funds are available for the following:

  • To purchase the services of trainers for computer classes

  • To purchase hardware and software for the express purpose of providing public training

  • To provide supplemental funds for those in high poverty and low literacy areas

Training funds are not competitive.  Each library who applies for training will receive training funds.  The training funds require a match that is based on your library level. 

Both funding for hardware/software and supplemental applications are competitive, which means that each application will be scored and grant awards will be based on the scores received.  Hardware/software grants will require a match that is based on your library level.  There is no match requirement for supplemental funding.

Each section (Instructor, Hardware/Software, and Supplemental) can be applied for without applying for the others as well as applying for multiple sections.

Library systems can request funds for the main library and additional funds from each category for each branch in their system.

The Grant will run from January 15, 2018 – January 14, 2019.  The application is attached.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. 

 

STEM Grant

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is pleased to partner with the Department of Economic and Community Development to provide a grant opportunity to public libraries in Tennessee for Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) programs.

The STEM Grant is available for public libraries to create a STEM program for their communities that promote uses of broadband and digital technology. 

Please be aware that this is a competitive grant, which means that each application will be scored and grant awards will be based on the scores received.

Grants will be awarded to up to 10 libraries, and each grant will require a 20% local match.    The total project budget for this grant is $30,000.00 The Grant will run from January 15, 2018 – January 14, 2019. 

The application is attached.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.