Grants and Awards
Grant and Awards Program Information
AASL awards season opens with more than $50,000 in opportunities
The American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) awards program will offer more than $50,000 in awards in 2013 to AASL members. AASL’s 10 awards recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include research, collaboration, leadership and innovation. AASL personal members are required to fill out applications using AASL’s online awards database. Recipients of awards and grants will be invited to the annual Awards luncheon and ceremony during the ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago. The deadline for submitting applications or nominations for most AASL awards and grants is Feb. 1, 2013.
For more information on the 2013 AASL awards visit:
Innovative Approaches to Literacy Programs
$28.6 million (estimated) of grant funds available from the US Department of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. IAL supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade within the attendance boundaries of high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools.
No less than 50 percent of FY 2012 funds will be awarded to local educational agencies on behalf of school libraries for high-quality school library projects that increase access to a wide range of literacy resources (either print or electronic).
To learn more about funding priorities and eligibility requirements: https://federalregister.gov/a/2012-16930