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This Grants Information Collection presents a comprehensive list of grant opportunities and information to lead you to a successful outcome. When you identify a grant opportunity, contact the Miami Dade College Department of Resource Development.

Grants and Awards

Grants and Awards

This Grants Information Collection presents a comprehensive list of grant opportunities and information to lead you to a successful outcome. When you identify a grant opportunity, contact your supervisor for guidance.



American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Funding Opportunities (ALA)

Learn about the various awards and grants sponsored by the AASL.

ALA Will Eisner Graphic Novels for Libraries Grant

Three Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries are given annually - two Will Eisner Graphic Novel Growth Grants will provide support to two libraries that would like to expand its existing graphic novel services and programs and one Will Eisner Graphic Novel Innovation Grant will provide support to a library for the initiation of a graphic novel service, program or initiative. 

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Awards Program (ALA)

Nominate your ACRL peer for an award, learn about and apply for research grants, and start a new ACRL award.

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Featured Teaching Librarian

Several times a year, the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning, and makes the interviews available on the Featured Teaching Librarian section of the Instruction Section website.

American Library Association (ALA) Scholarships

Learn about and apply for ALA general scholarships for library school students, library support staff pursuing their MLS degrees, scholarships for underrepresented groups, and scholarships for specialty or practice areas.


American Library Association (ALA) I Love My Librarian Award

Nominate librarians to recognize the important job they do.

ALA Grants

Browse and search for grants, awards, and scholarships sponsored by ALA. Limit browsing to a specific ALA unit and awar type.


Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Awards & Grants (ALA)

Learn more about the variety of awards, grants, and other opportunities for ALCTS members. Also, nominate a fellow ALCTS member for an award.


Association of Florida Colleges (AFC)-Learning Resources Commission

AFC sponsors numerous awards and recognition throughout the year. These honors represent one of the most valuable benefits of membership since it is only through an organization like AFC that deserving college professionals in Florida are rewarded for their excellence. Some are individual awards, many are professional achievement recognition, and still others recognize association groups and members for their accomplishments. The criteria for each award are listed below.


Banned Books Week Grant

Sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). Organizations are encouraged to apply for grants of $1,000 and/or $2,500 in support of activities celebrating Banned Books Week.

Organizations are required to submit an event description, timeline and budget with their application; they also will agree to provide a written report, photos and video from their event(s) to FTRF following Banned Books Week.

Community Grants Program - The Miami Foundation

Improve health outcomes by connecting people to quality health resources and education, reducing health disparities, or tackling contributing social determinants of health

Florida Humanities Grants

As the statewide affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Florida Humanities is committed to supporting local communities by offering various funding opportunities tailored to help nonprofit organizations tell their stories that offer Floridians a better understanding of themselves, their communities and their state. Please see below the current grant opportunities available at Florida Humanities. 


Florida Library Association (FLA) Awards

Available to nominate libraries, librarians and paraprofessionals as well as work groups and teams. 

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Humanities Initiatives strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education by developing new or enhancing existing programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses that explore, interpret, and preserve the diversity of human cultures, ideas, and practices, past and present.


Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Explore the variety of IMLS sponsored programs, including technological innovation and lifelong learning. Search for available grants by grant name, institution, or project type. Stay up to date with news and grants announcements by subscribing to the IMLS newsletter.


Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) Awards & Grants (ALA)

Learn more about the various awards and grants sponsored by LLAMA. The list includes past recipients for some of the awards. Categories include interior design, public relations, and building awards.


National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Search for NEH grants by division and applicant type. Use the free text keyword search box to limit results further. Subscribe to keep up to date with upcoming NEH grant program deadlines.

National Library of Medicine Professional Development Award

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5, under cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of funding through Professional Development Awards to increase knowledge, skills and competencies of NNLM network members on areas related to NLM priorities.

Philanthropy News Digest (PND)

Philanthropy News Digest (PND) publishes RFPs and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits. Search RFPs, browse by subject, and keep up to date by subscribing to PND. NOTE: There is not a subject for libraries, but you can use the keyword search or browse through related subjects, such as education.


Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Awards Program (ALA)

Awards from RUSA fall into three categories: Achievement Awards, Books & Media Awards.  Each section has a list and description of each award opportunity.


Resilient Communities: Libraries respond to Climate Change

Libraries Respond to Climate Change is an ALA pilot program made possible by support from a private donor. The program supports public and academic libraries in efforts to engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate crisis.


Libraries and Autism

The grant honors the groundbreaking work of Meg Kolaya, co-founder of Libraries and Autism: We're Connected and a pioneer in the area of library service to people with autism. It celebrates her contributions in promoting inclusion, connecting libraries and the autism community, and bringing awareness of the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families to the library community.


Eisner Graphic Novel Grant for Libraries 

The Will Eisner Graphic Novel Innovation Grant provides support to a library for the initiation of a graphic novel service, program or initiative. This Grant will encourage public awareness on the rise and importance of graphic literature, sequential art, and comics as a literary medium.  The objective of the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries is to facilitate library-generated programs and services that will promote graphic novels to library patrons and to the local community.Will Eisner (1917-2005) was an acclaimed American comics writer, artist, teacher, and entrepreneur.