Libraries and Autism: Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and MoreDeadline: December 1, 2017
The Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More grant honors the work of 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 and their families to the library community. The grants 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.
Amount: A total of $5,000 will be awarded. One grant for $5,000 or multiple grants for smaller amounts totaling $5,000 may be awarded.
Eligibility: Any type of library in the United States or Canada.