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Upstart Innovation Award

Award to a USA or Canada Public Library to Recognize
Creative and Outstanding Service to the Public

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Library Association (ALA) - Public Library Association (PLA)

Deadline Date:

12/04/17 11:59 PM CT

Description:

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Award of $2,000 to a USA or Canada public library to recognize an outstanding program, service, or activity that serves the public in an innovative, cutting-edge way. The winning program will have had a measurable impact on the library's patrons.

Proposals will be judged on the following:

- Collaborative efforts of the staff and community in the planning and implementation process.
- Measurements of success in the community based on usage, program attendance, or greater community awareness.
- Sustainability of the program over time.
- Program can be replicated by other public libraries.
- Quality and appropriateness of submitted materials (supporting documents may be included).

Any innovative, cutting-edge program, activity or service will be considered. Has your library developed a dynamic solution to a problem? Have you been able to reach a special population through a unique program? Has your special marketing campaign brought dramatic, measurable results? If so, you're eligible to apply.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176535

Estimated Size of Grant:

The winner of this award will receive a check in the amount of $2,000 and a plaque.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public libraries of any size are eligible for this award, with one exception: Public libraries having employees on the current Upstart Innovation Award Jury are ineligible to receive the Upstart Innovation Award.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply for PLA 2018 Service Awards and Grants is December 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central.

How to apply: http://www.ala.org/pla/awards/apply

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: http://cs.ala.org/pla/plaawards/login.cfm

pla@ala.org
800-545-2433, ext. 5752

American Library Association
50 E Huron St.
Chicago IL 60611

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon