The grant program, sponsored generously by Google, will fund a cohort of school and public libraries to design computational thinking and computer science programs for and with youth, including underrepresented youth. A total of 25-50 grants up to $25,000 each are available.
- Public or school library (you do not need to be an ALA member to apply, but members will be given preference during the review process)
- Library must be located in the United States or U.S. Territories
- Program must be focused on computational thinking or computer science
- Program must be completely free of cost to youth and their families, including deposits
- Program must serve youth (anywhere on the Pre-K to grade 12 spectrum)
- Must have prior approval from your library administration to implement the program (if grant funds are provided). Verification may be required upon request
Please note, you must meet all of the above eligibility requirements in order to apply for the grant. If you do not, your application will be disqualified.
A virtual information session about the grant program and application process will be held on Aug. 1 at 2:30pm EST. Reserve your seat here. The recording of the session will be made available to those who can’t attend it live. Additionally, before submitting an application, we encourage you to read the Request for Proposal and use it as a guide to filling out the application). In addition, an FAQ, and list of resources including sample programs are on the Libraries Ready to Code site to inform your work as you prepare your grant application. Questions? Contact us.
Apply now through August 31, 2017.