The Lincoln Trail Libraries
System is committed to assisting member libraries in identifying and
applying for grants to enhance library services. The following links
are intended to enable library staff to locate relevant grant opportunities.
State Library Grant Offerings
This site maintained by the Illinois State Library (ISL)
provides current information about state and federal grants administered
by ISL: FY
2009 LSTA Grant Offering
Grants available in FY 2009:
-IN SYNC WITH TECHNOLOGY
-THE VALUE OF RESOURCE SHARING
-RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Letters of Intent must be submitted by April 2, 2008 and the full
application by May 12, 2008.
Library Per Capita and Equalization Grant
Provides grant assistance to eligible Illinois public libraries.
School Library Per Capita Grant
Provides grant assistance to eligible Illinois public school
You Wish You'd Thought Of
This listing provides short descriptive summaries of outstanding
grant projects funded through grants administered by the Illinois
S. Department of Education
Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program. Apply by
April 11, 2006.
State Board of Education
ISBE provides a listing of Requests
For Proposal (RFP) and State
/ Federal Grant Opportunities.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has established a Library
Program to work with public libraries to provide access to computers,
the Internet and digital information for patrons in low-income communities.
of Museum and Library Services
IMLS is an independent federal agency that supports innovation
and learning through programs and partnerships with all types of
museums and all types of libraries. The IMLS Grants
and Awards Program offers support for innovative library
services projects and for library
- museum collaboration projects.
Not specifically a grant program, the FCC Universal Service Fund
provides discounts to eligible schools and libraries for the purchase
of telecommunications, Internet and internal connections in libraries.
Stewart Mott Foundation
Pathways Out of Poverty
Science and Youth Programs
Katrina Assistance Fund