Posted on 02 January 2008.
Libraries planning to apply for federally funded library programming grants from ALA’s Public Programs Office are now required to register and apply online at www.grants.gov
, a unified electronic storefront created to facilitate interactions between grant applicants and the 26 federal grant-making agencies.
The new federal mandate affects libraries that apply for traveling exhibit grants and other federally funded projects that include a cash grant component. Privately funded projects (like Let’s Talk About It!) and federally funded projects with no cash award (like We the People Bookshelf grants) are not affected by this new requirement.