School, Academic, and Special Libraries Grant Program

Traverse des Sioux Regional Library System School, Academic, and Special Libraries Grant Program Guidelines


School, Academic, and Special Libraries Grant application form

Grant reimbursement request form


The primary purpose of the grants is to enhance library spaces, services and programming at the local level. The secondary purpose is to provide library staff with a grant-writing experience that is streamlined but similar in requirements to other grant opportunities.

Who can apply:

The grants are open to all TdS school, academic, and special library members. Grants cannot exceed $1000 per calendar year to any one institution. Grants will be reviewed and approved within one week of receipt; funds available are limited. Funding is first come, first served.


Reimbursement requests must be submitted within 12 months of the approval of the application. All grants are reimbursements to grantee institutions for the expenses approved in the application. Libraries are required to submit an online report and include copies of receipts and thank you letters to legislators representing the area of your institution. Reimbursements will be made within 30 days of receipt of all materials.

Rules and examples:

Grants are awarded and reimbursements are made to institutions, not individuals. Reimbursement checks will not be issued to individuals.

The maximum grant funds awarded per calendar year to any given institution is $1000.

We cannot pay for food costs.

Grant programs or projects may target patrons of any age.

Examples of grant programs/projects are:

  • Develop STEAM kits for library patrons or a mobile STEAM cart for programming

  • Make the library more user-friendly with new equipment

  • Host a memoir writing seminar

  • Bring in an author or presenter for your patrons

  • Book clubs for students or teachers

  • A specific library collections need, ie a classroom set, expanding diverse books, adding recreational fiction titles, newspaper archives, etc. This can include digital materials.