Diversity in Collections Grant (offered by WNYLRC High School to College Committee)
WNYLRC has compiled this directory of various grants available to libraries. Keep checking as we continue to add more grants to this list.
The Immersive Experiences Action Grant is offered by WNYLRC for 2021-22 to assist members in purchasing digital photography equipment and creating photographic collections of historic or cultural significance to New York State and Western New York. WNYLRC provides and facilitates access to the Empire State Immersive Experiences (ESIE) database containing 360-degree panoramic photographs of historic and significant places. To facilitate members in the creation of their own panorama, we offer the this grant opportunity. Members are eligible for a single grant of up to $750 to purchase a 360-degree camera and associated equipment that they will use to create a panorama project for upload into ESIE.
This grant will run from mid-October 2021 to March 2022. We have up to FOUR slots available for this fiscal year.
Grants will be evaluated on an ongoing monthly basis. The deadline for submission is the LAST FRIDAY of each month. Notifications of receipt will be sent, and awardees will be notified during the last full week of the following month (i.e. grants submitted by 11/26 will be evaluated and awardees notified the week of 12/26). The dates for final submission this year are: November 26, December 31, January 28, February 25, and March 25. Grant awards will continue until March OR until grant funds are exhausted.
The application can be completed either in PDF and submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted directly online using the Wufoo form.
Due date: Ongoing (see above)
Online Wufoo application (must be completed in one sitting)
Information about Empire State Immersive Experiences:
Creating Immersive Experiences with ESIE and Archipelago (video presentation)
Empire State Immersive Experiences Project: Capture Reality at Your Library (video presentation)
Institutional state-funded grant programs administered by WNYLRC:
The Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program is a grant from New York State (NYS) which provides approximately $230,000/yr to fund projects that will benefit the region's libraries. The actual funding amount is dependent on the annual NYS budget. This funding allows WNYLRC to support projects, programs, and initatives in Western New York libraries.
WNYLRC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 RBDB Invitational Grants! Listed are the awardee institutions, their project titles, and amount funded.
CCDA stands for Coordinated Collection Development Aid. This New York State grant provides approximately $161,000 to fund collection development to 16 academic libraries in the Western New York region. (Buffalo State College, Canisius College, Daemen College, D'Youville College, Erie Community College, Genesee Community College, Hilbert College, Jamestown Community College, Medaille College, Niagara County Community College, Niagara University, St. Bonaventure University, State University College at Fredonia, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Trocaire College, and Villa Maria College).
WNYLRC is now accepting applications for special grants in the areas of Digital Inclusion, Library/Museum Partnerships, and School Library System Digital Resource Projects. To view the specific guidelines and application for this grant, please visit our ARPA Grant LibGuide*. There are three categories you can apply under, so select the appropriate tab to find the category application you need.
The deadline for the ARPA grant funding is November 15, 2021. Please contact any WNYLRC staff member for assistance.
*This current funding program is made available through American Rescue Plan Act funds that were distributed to NYS Library and Division of Library Development (DLD).