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Antioch University Seattle School Library Endorsement Program: Grants

EDU 602 LIBM Program and Collection Management is a required course in the school library endorsement program of Antioch University Seattle

School Library Advocacy Index to Sub Pages

Book Fairs

Grant Writing Tips

Introduction to grant writing. (n.d.). OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Specificity in writing: Say exactly what you mean. (n.d.). OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Clarity in writing: Avoiding the department of redundancy department. (n.d.). OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Education Grants

Year End Report Infographic

Created by Annapolis High School, Suzanne Banwart, library media specialist, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Recent Grant Winners

Grantwriting 102 PowerPoint

This PowerPoint was created by Deb Kachel and Christie Kaaland for use at the Washington Library Association Conference, Tacoma, on November 4, 2017, and for the AASL Conference, Phoenix, on November10, 2017. 

Innovative Approaches to Literacy 2021

On July 12, 2021, the U.S. Dept. of Education opened applications for The Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant program that was last funded in 2018.  

Applications are due August 11, 2021 from eligible school districts. To be eligible a school district must have 20% or more of the students served by the LEA are from families with an income below the poverty line. Higher percentages of low income students increase chances of being funded.


“Generally, IAL grant funds can be used to support high-quality projects designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade. This includes innovative programs that promote early literacy for young children and motivate older children to read and programs that increase student achievement by using school libraries, distributing free books to children and their families, and offering high-quality literacy activities.”


Estimated Available Funds: $25,000,000.

Estimated Range of Awards: $175,000 to $750,000.

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $500,000.

Estimated Number of Awards: 40-60.

Donation Programs/Online Fundraising

Be sure to read all the details and have your principal's approval before posting a project.

Fundraising Advice

End-of-Year Report

Created by Rachel Lemansky, a Library Coordinator for two elementary school libraries.

Go to her library website here.