Grants

The “Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More” Grant

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This grant honors the groundbreaking work of Libraries and Autism: We’re Connected co-founder, Meg Kolaya, for her contributions in promoting inclusion, connecting libraries with the autism community, and bringing awareness of the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families to the library community.

Grant Description

Each year, a total of $5,000.00 will be awarded. Depending on the applications received, one grant for the full amount or multiple grants for smaller amounts totaling $5,000.00 may be awarded.  All types of libraries, either in the United States or Canada, are encouraged to apply and proposals can fund projects and services directed to any age group.  Applicants may propose to initiate a new, creative program or service, bring an established, successful program or service to their library for the first time, or enhance a program or service that they currently offer.  All proposed projects must benefit people with autism or their families, directly or indirectly.  Funds may be used to hire a trainer to present a workshop, buy program materials, pay for staff, etc.

Dates

Applications will be accepted starting September 1, 2017.

The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

The winning applicant(s) will be notified by March 1, 2018.

The grant funding period is from April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019.

 Criteria for Selection

  1. The project is clearly described and well thought out.
  2. The potential impact is significant.
  3. There is institutional support for the program or service.
  4. People with autism, family members or other community stakeholders are involved in the development and/or implementation of the project.
  5. The program is one that would be replicable in other communities.
  6. The program or service is based on an understanding of the needs of people with autism and/or best practices in working with this population.
  7. There is a plan for the continuation of the service or program after the grant year.
  8. The project would not be possible without outside funding.

Grant Forms

The following 2018 grant form can be downloaded here:

  1. The Grant Application – All questions must be answered, unless they are marked “optional”.
  2. The Grant Sample Budget Sheet
  3. The Grant Report Guidelines

Applications, budget sheets, institutional letters of support and other supporting documentation must be submitted as email attachments to: grant@librariesandautism.org

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The “Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More” Grant Program is Accepting Applications for 2017!

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This grant honors the groundbreaking work of Libraries and Autism: We’re Connected co-founder Meg Kolaya for her contributions in promoting inclusion, connecting libraries and the autism community, and bringing awareness of the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families to the library community.

Grant Description
Each year, a total of $5,000.00 will be awarded. Depending on the applications received, one grant for the full amount or multiple grants for smaller amounts totaling $5,000.00 may be awarded.

Any type of library can apply and the proposal can fund projects and services for any age group. Applicants may propose to initiate a new, creative program or service, bring an already-existing, successful program or service to their library for the first time, or enhance a program or service they already offer. All programs or services proposed must benefit people with autism or their families, directly or indirectly. Funds may be used to hire a trainer to present a workshop, to buy program materials, to pay for staff, etc.

Applications for the 2017 grant(s) are now available.
DOWNLOAD THE GRANT APPLICATION HERE

DOWNLOAD THE GRANT SAMPLE BUDGET HERE

Applications will be accepted starting September 1, 2016.
The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

Applications, budget sheets, institutional letters of support and any other supporting documentation must be submitted via email to: grant@librariesandautism.org

Applications and budget sheets (and any additional supporting documentation) should be submitted as attachments on the forms provided for download below.

The grant funding period is April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
The winner(s) will be notified by March 1, 2017.

All questions must be answered, unless they are marked “optional”.

Criteria for Selection:
Applications will be judged on the basis of:

    1. The project is clearly described and well thought out.
2. The potential impact is significant.
3. There is institutional support for the program or service
4. People with autism, family members or other community stakeholders are involved in the
development and/or implementation of the project.
5. The program is one that would be replicable in other communities.
6. The program or service is based on an understanding of the needs of people with autism and/or
best practices in working with this population.
7. There is a plan for the continuation of the service or program after the grant year.
8. The project would not be possible without outside funding.

Please direct any questions to Barbara Klipper: barbaraklipper.librarian@gmail.com

 

 

 

AUTISM WELCOME HERE: Library Programs, Services and More Grant

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AUTISM WELCOME HERE:
Library Programs, Services and More Grant

www.librariesandautism.org/grant

Applications are now being accepted online
Submission deadline is December 1, 2015

For more information and details about this unique grant opportunity please see:
www.librariesandautism.org/grant

Each year, a total of $5,000.00 will be awarded. Depending on the applications received, one grant for the full amount or multiple grants for smaller amounts may be awarded.

Any type of library can apply, and the proposal can fund projects and services for any age group. Applicants may propose to initiate a new, creative program or service, bring an already existing, successful program or service to their library for the first time, or enhance a program or service they already offer. All programs or services proposed must benefit people with autism or their families, directly or indirectly. Funds may be used to hire a trainer to present a workshop, to buy program materials, to pay for staff, etc.

Applications will be judged on the basis of:

  • The project is clearly described and well thought out.
  • There is institutional support for the program or service.
  • People with autism, family members or other community stakeholders are involved in the
    development and/or implementation of the project.
  • The program is one that would be replicable in other communities.
  • The program or service is based on an understanding of the needs of people with autism
    and/or best practices in working with this population.
  • The service or program will be sustainable after the end of the grant period.

Please direct any questions to Barbara Klipper: barbaraklipper.librarian@gmail.com.

Libraries and Autism: We’re Connected is honored and excited to be sponsoring this new grant opportunity that honors the groundbreaking work of Libraries and Autism co-founder Meg Kolaya for her contributions in promoting inclusion, connecting libraries and the autism community, and bringing awareness of the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families to the library community.

www.librariesandautism.org/grant

This grant is an outcome of the Illinois State Library’s broad and ambitious project, Targeting Autism: A National Forum on Serving Library Patrons on the Spectrum. The grant is funded by Barbara Klipper, retired librarian, consultant and trainer, and the author of two important books, Programming for Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ALA Editions, 2014) and The Secret Rules of Social Networking (AAPC Publishing, 2015).