Libraries Lead with Digital Skills is an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Google. This $2,000 grant opportunity is now open to all U.S. public libraries for Virtual Library Services to support continued programming during library closures and Covid-19 response efforts. Grant projects should focus on assisting job seekers and empowering small business owners with digital skills.
Select one of the Grow with Google resources to integrate into a new or existing virtual service and submit your idea via a short online application. Accepted libraries receive:
- Funding – $2,000 with minimal application and reporting requirements, and an opportunity to receive an additional $3,000 bonus (view more details).
- Marketing support – social media guidance, marketing assets, and more.
- Technical guidance on curriculum resources or programs, and best practices in library programming
- A community of practice and advocacy tools