Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Check it Out: Grant Opportunity!

Grant Name: We the People Bookshelf Grant

Funded by: National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association

Description: The We the People Bookshelf, a collection of classic books for young readers, is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) We the People program, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office. Each year, NEH identifies a theme important to the nation's heritage and selects books that embody that theme to build the We the People Bookshelf. The theme for the 2009-2010 Bookshelf is "A More Perfect Union." A total of 4,000 public and school (K-12) libraries will be selected to receive the "A More Perfect Union" Bookshelf. Awards will be announced in April 2010. The “A More Perfect Union” Bookshelf grants are part of the NEH's We the People initiative, which aims to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture through libraries, schools, colleges, universities, and cultural institutions.

Program Areas: Library, Social Studies

Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School

Proposal Deadline: 1/29/2010

Amount: $500.00 - $1,000.00 value

Website: http://publicprograms.ala.org/bookshelf/

Availability: All States