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Grant Opportunity – CDLC Regional Collections Grants

The Capital District Library Council invites applications for CDLC’s 2021 Regional Collections grants through March 01, 2022.

If your library has items to catalog, images to digitize and add to New York Heritage, or newspapers to contribute to the NYS Historic Newspapers, apply! All CDLC member institutions, including individual public and school libraries, are eligible to apply.

Projects considered for funding should improve access to collections and content or raise the visibility of regional collections.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Highlight undiscovered collections in our region
  • Align with CDLC’s strategic goals
  • Have matching funds
  • Are collaborative efforts between two or more CDLC members
  • Are composed of a complete digital collection
  • Are submitted by first-time applicants
  • Are composed of long and complete runs of newspapers that are on microfilm

Other types of proposals may be considered.

Past winners and projects are listed here.

Applications are welcome from recipients of current Regional Collections Grants. Please note that unless an extension is requested and approved, all projects must be completed by June 30, 2023, or award money will be forfeited.

Grant applications must be received by the application deadline, March 01, 2022, to be considered.

Go here for additional grant information including an application and worksheet. 

This grant is funded through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases (RBDB) Program. Established in 1984 as part of New York State Education Law, funds from this program may be used for a variety of purposes to support regional resource sharing and automation that follow the New York State RBDB Guidelines. Review these guidelines which include the criteria for the areas in which we are awarding grants, as well as expenses not allowed.

Contact Kari Kakeh with any questions about the application process.

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