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Summer Library Program Grant

Grants to Missouri Public and School Libraries
for Out-of-School Literacy Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Missouri State Library - Office of the Secretary of State

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Grants of up to $8,000 to Missouri public libraries and school libraries in communities without summer public library programs to improve or create new summer library programs for adults, teens, and children. Priority will be given to projects that involve school and public library partnerships, projects that target at risk and underserved audiences, and projects with major outreach components. Funding is intended to support programs that encourage reading.

Summer Library Program grants provide libraries with additional funds to expand opportunities for people of all ages to improve their reading skills, enrich summer learning experiences, and enhance opportunities for libraries to reach underserved summer populations. 

Purpose and Goals:

  • Encourage Reading
  • Reach new or underserved audiences
  • Hold at least an 8 week program
  • Highest Priority: new applicants
  • Priority:
    • School and public library partnerships
    • Projects targeting the at risk and underserved
    • Major outreach components

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164012

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

- Maximum Funding Level: $8,000
- Library Materials are $1,500 per library district

Term of Contract:

- February 1, 2021 - Start date for grant period
- August 15, 2021 - Ending date of grant period

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This application is open to:
- All Missouri public libraries certified to receive State Aid.
- School libraries located in communities where there is no access to a public library with a summer library program.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:
- December 1, 2021 - Applications due
- January 20, 2021 - Approximate Award Announcement
- January 28, 2021 - Grant management session
- February 1, 2021 - Start date for grant period
- May 1, 2021 - Interim report due
- August 15, 2021 - Ending date of grant period
- September 15, 2021 - Final report due

Grant Payments:
- Two installments (50/50)
- First payment cannot be requested until the grant period has started
- Must begin spending grant funds within 45 days
- Final payment with final report

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Contact Information:
Lysha Thompson
Youth Services Consultant
Telephone: 573-522-9564

Terry V. Blauvelt
Grants Officer
Telephone: 417-895-6670

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri

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