Grants & Awards

As a CLRC member, you're eligible for a variety of grants and awards. See the below for details and to apply.

New Initiatives Grant

CLRC is excited to announce our New Initiatives Grant! Inspired by RRLC’s BreakThru Grant, the New Initiatives Grant seeks to help address a problem, challenge, or need in your library. Have a project you want to pilot? Thinking of a program or service you’d like to offer, but need a little help to make the dream a reality? Apply today.

CLRC Library Awards

Each year we open up the CLRC Library Awards to our members in two broad categories — Library of the Year and Library Staff All-Star. Library of the Year will be awarded to one CLRC member library. Library Staff All-Star will be awarded to one staff member of a CLRC member library.

Access & Digitization Grants

CLRC’s Access & Digitization Grant program, previously known as “RBDB Grants,” empowers member libraries and institutions to make resources available to a wider audience.  Grants are available to facilitate projects involving digitization, metadata creation, and retrospective conversion. 

Professional Development Awards

CLRC offers awards to members for continuing education and professional development opportunities. For use by library staff and library students to attend workshops, conferences, and more, these awards are issued on a quarterly basis.

Digital Inclusion Project Grants

CLRC has received funding as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. These funds have been provided through the State Library and the Institute of Library and Museum Services and are being distributed to the nine library councils to fund regional projects.