Libraries Lead with Digital Skills: Virtual Services Public Library Grants

Virtual Services
Monday, June 1, 2020

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills is an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Google.

This $2,000 grant opportunity is now open to all U.S. public libraries for Virtual Library Services to support continued programming during library closures and Covid-19 response efforts. Grant projects should focus on assisting job seekers and empowering small business owners with digital skills.

Select one of the Grow with Google resources to integrate into a new or existing virtual service and submit your idea via a short online application. Accepted libraries receive:

  • Funding – $2,000 with minimal application and reporting requirements, and an opportunity to receive an additional $3,000 bonus (view more details).
  • Marketing support – social media guidance, marketing assets, and more. 
  • Technical guidance on curriculum resources or programs, and best practices in library programming
  • A community of practice and advocacy tools

For full program details, visit the website, review the requirements & eligibility and preview the application (PDF) questions.