ALA is opening a call for applications for $700 mini-grants to school, tribal, public, and academic libraries to design and implement programs using Google’s Applied Digital Skills resources.

Applications are due February 14, and up to 290 eligible libraries will be selected to deliver at least 4 sessions in multi-day or multiple sessions between Digital Learning Day and May 31. Programs may include drop in, multiple sessions, a spring break camp, or weekend workshop that prepares learners of all ages to use technology tools.

Digital Learning Day will be held February 27, 2020. This is an annual event that promotes the effective use of technology tools to enhance learning experiences for youth. Since 2012, Digital Learning Day has served as a platform for showcasing innovative and impactful approaches to incorporating technology to enhance learning and opportunity for all.

How do I apply for the $700 Digital Skills mini-grant?
Visit the Libraries Ready to Code website for more information.

The mini-grants will be disbursed after selected libraries successfully submit a brief report on their activities to confirm they were conducted. Funds may be used for resources necessary for the participating library to enhance or expand its digital skills programming. General operating or overhead expenses and other indirect costs are not funded through this grant (e.g., utilities, equipment depreciation, etc.).